ID # megwal1a
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Country: India   /   Village: Barjarsar
Ethnic Group: Meghwal

Caption:

Young women are spinning some black goat wool in the village of Barjarsar.
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. The Meghwal People are amongst the poorest people. They live in small villages throughout the Rajasthan desert.

Meghwal family, Barjarsar, Rajasthan desert, India.

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