Rabari Couple



A dignified nomadic Rabari looks unflinchingly into the camera as his wife turns her head demurely to the side. She wears a black lambswool shawl called a lobadi, or ludi, as a veil to hide from men and strangers. The Rabari are a pastoral people spread over the western plains of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Rabari women are especially strict in maintaining purdah, discreet isolation.

Bhujodi, Kutch District, Gujarat

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