Living in the Great Thar Desert
July 26, 2011 • Photography & Travel
I was about 30 kilometers west of Jaisalmer in the Great Thar Desert when the jeep I was in stopped at a small group of mud homes. In exploring them I came across this young girl who was sitting outside her home. She appeared to be resting, taking a break from her daily chores. Though she wore a lot of jewelry it was noticeably different than that of some of the elder women that I have encountered and featured on previous postings on this blog. This girls jewelry lacked the precious metals and stones, but was equally colorful and impressive.
Desolate with nothing in sight for miles, the locals here are friendly, colorfully dressed against the brown backdrop and lead a simple life.
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