ID # megwal2b
2002 - Jean-Philippe
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/ Village: Barjarsar
A young woman is repairing a spinning wheel 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.