2002 - Jean-Philippe
www.jpsviewfinder.com & www.nativeplanet.org
/ Village: Pushkar
Ethnic Group: Kalbeliya /
Five old blankets and two fixed-up beds: These are the
belongings shared by the 20 people of this Kalbeliya clan.
Excerpt from the Kalbeliya story: "His home was nothing more than a
couple of old beds covered with old blankets and pierced plastic tarps
set in the middle of the desert. Their only protection was a four-foot
tall wall of dried bushes. The walls did not really protect them from
the wind, but they offered them a little privacy from the dozen or so
other clans that lived twenty yards away. No bricks, no adobe, no clay,
no wood--there was nothing that looked like a permanent or even
temporary home. A bit of earth had been packed in one place to
accommodate a small fire pit. A few broken bags on and under the two
beds contained all the clan’s belongings."