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Wayside types 27

Wayside types 27

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/10(27)

Item number: 27

Length: 14.8

Width: 19.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Group portrait of shepherds by the wayside in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is a Himalayan region in north-western India famous for its mountain scenery and lakes. Kashmiris work mainly on the land, producing crops and tending animals. The Bakkarwals are a pastoral nomadic tribe. They 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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