Tea in a Mud Hut, Luni, Rajasthan
July 15, 2011 • Photography & Travel
Luni is a small village about 40kms south of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and connected to this blue city by road and rail. One my visit here earlier this year I took a jeep ride to explore the outskirts of the village. The landscape is pretty arid and mainly shrub. We stopped at a home that was known to my friend. There were two huts that comprised the home. The walls were made out of mud and the roof from dried branches, leaves and abandon pieces of tarp. The family welcomed us in with smiles warmer than the weather.
The young lady, who appeared to be the daughter of the couple whose home it was, made us some delicious tea over a mud stove and served it to us in small bowls. Mmmm, delicious. It was nice to sit on a mud floor in the courtyard of their home, sip tea and hear a little about their life. Looking around it was very clear they did not possess much. But what they lacked in possession they certainly did not lack in hospitality and generosity.
Day five of our month long series of photographs on Rajasthan, India. A young lady makes tea for her foreign guest in a mud hut just on the outskirts of the village of Luni, Rajasthan. Bottom photo: the home kitchen.
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