Travel Stock Photo: ID # INME011b

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule

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Indigenous Cultures - Meghwal

Destinations - India - Rajasthan - Barjarsar
 

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Meghwal people, Barjarsar, Rajasthan Desert, India.

Caption:

A young woman is spinning some black goat wool in the village of Barjarsar.
The Meghwal people are known as the carpet weaver's caste.
They produce camel, goat and sheep wool that they spin on a wheel. This technique has not changed for centuries and was promoted by Mahatma Gandhi, who used it to produce his own cloth. The Meghwal weave traditional patterns that are passed on from father to son. Usually men weave while women spin, but both are skilled in every aspect of the carpet production process.
The Meghwal people are among some of the poorest people in India. They live in small villages scattered throughout the Rajasthan desert.

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Country: India   /   Village: Barjarsar

Ethnic Group: Meghwal

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