viernes, 18 de mayo de 2012

Linda De Volder - photograph

This photograph was taken by Linda De Volder of a typical Apatani old lady of India.

We have a detailed article on the Adivasi ; the indigenous people of India

Tattooing and the stuffing of large nose plugs (yaping hullo) were once popular among the Apatani women, although this practice has gradually fallen into decline in recent years. This practice is believed to have started because the women wanted to look unattractive to males from neighboring tribes. Apatani women were considered to be the most beautiful ones among all the Arunachal tribes. Younger members of this community have stopped this traditional practice.

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