Category Archives: Rabari

The Village Beauty

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Gujarat, India 2009 This beautiful girl is an orphan, cared for by a relative. My impression was that she was intelligent and industrious. She was quick to do any task at hand and if not otherwise occupied, she attended to … Continue reading

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Rabari Breakfast

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Gujarat, India 2009 Finally he turned his gaze to me. I don’t always need a stare into the lens, but I like to touch all the bases photographically speaking. His intense gaze makes this photo. His right eye is on the … Continue reading

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A Rabari Kitchen

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A Rabari village near Bhuj, Gujarat India 2005 A Rabari woman of means prepares our lunch in her kitchen. The preparation involved much grinding of spices with a mortar and pestle. The vessels in the foreground on the right contain water … Continue reading

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Rabari Shaman

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Gujarat, India 2009 My friend said he was intoxicated. Maybe he was. Definitely, he was haughty. And impassive. His eyes were pale blue, rare among the Rabari. Maybe that was why the village considered him to have magical powers. Here … Continue reading

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Man in Red Turban

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Gujarat, India 2009 I leaned into one of those taxis built on a motorcycle to get this shot. The man was surprised but pleased. When my friends saw him, they insisted he get out of the vehicle so they could get some … Continue reading

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Rabari Nomads

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Gujarat, India 2009 A Rabari man and his daughter herd their flock to new pastures. The father led the way, the girl stayed back ensuring no animal strayed. When a motorcycle sped past, she ran to the front to keep … Continue reading

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Rabari Girl

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Gujarat, India 2009 She stands in front of her family’s hut or bunga. The colorful designs on the wall of the hut (that I faded to enhance the bright colors of her dress) were painted by her mother, a skill that this Rabari tribe’s women … Continue reading

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The Chapati Maker

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 Gujarat, India 2009 A Rabari matron rolls out and bakes chapatis. You can see a stack of them to her right. A chapatti is similar to a flour tortilla and it is used as a utensil to scoop up the … Continue reading

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Rabari Style

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Gujarat India 2009 A small Rabari girl wears the intricately embroidered clothing of her tribe while her grandmother hides herself in black with only her lac or maybe ivory bracelets showing. This is the patio area of a prosperous Rabari home occupied … Continue reading

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The Virtues of a Rabari Woman

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Gujarat, India 2009 I was told by a successful photographer that photos sell in this order: first: landscapes, second: pretty girls, third: old men and fourth: old women. I guess it’s true…a friend remarked that she wouldn’t want a portrait of … Continue reading

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