ID # bishnoi15a
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Country: India   /   Village: Barjarsar
Ethnic Group: Bishnoi


Bishnoi people depend heavily on their cattle for subsistence. The Bishnoi's main diet consists of chapattis, butter, yogurt and milk. Wood is scarce in the Rajasthan desert, so it isn't surprising that the Bishnoi people worship trees. They never cut down live trees. They use mostly cow dung for fire fuel. Here the woman in the purple sari is collecting cow dung for drying.

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