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Shepherd mountain home 21

Shepherd mountain home 21

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/10(21)

Item number: 21

Length: 17.7

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a family group at the entrance to a shepherd's mountain home in the modern state of Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. Jammu and Kashmir is a Himalayan region in north-west India famous for its lovely mountain scenery and lakes. The Bakkarwals are a pastoral nomadic tribe, who travel with their flocks of sheep and goats, to the lush high mountain pastures in the summer and return to the foothills in the winter. Widows, orphans, the sick and elderly are cared for communally.

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