Travel Stock Photo: ID # INME015

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.

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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. Then they weave traditional patterns that are taught from fathers to sons. Usually men weave while women spin, but both are skilled in every aspect of the carpet production.
The Meghwal People are amongst the poorest people. 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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