Gaddi Tribal Lady


A young Gaddi woman pauses for a portrait. She is magnificently adorned
with beads of amber and coral, a chandrasheni har necklace of enameled silver cloisonné, and a chiri tikka, a forehead ornament worn during Dussehra and other special occasions. The nomadic Gaddi assesses their wealth by their jewelry and their livestock.

Palampore, Kangra Valley, Himachal Prades

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