Traditional Rajasthani Lady
July 16, 2011 • Photography & Travel
Women in Rajasthan are very modest and certainly shy away from cameras. They are always well dressed, draped in fabrics of splendorous colors and adorning traditional jewelry. Over the years of visiting Rajasthan I’ve slowly learned how to invite them in front of the lens. Once they know you they’ll happily pose for you and it is an honor to photograph these women who take such a great pride in their culture and traditions.
I photographed this lady just outside her hut in the outskirts of the village of Luni south of Jodhpur. Traditionally dressed with a tattoo marking on her forehead just below her bindi she symbolized the classic look of Rajasthani women. They certainly cherish their heritage and the strong sense of pride shows through in their dress and deportment.
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