A Traditional Kailashi Woman

A Kailashi Woman making traditional handicrafts, photo taken at Karakal Tribe, one of the three tribes of Kailash Valley, Chitral, Pakistan.
Kailash Valley lies in the Hindukush Mountains. This photo was taken on my trip to Chilam Joshi Festival which is celebrated in the month of May.
Kalash, are a Dardic indigenous people residing in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalasha language, from the Dardic family of the Indo-Aryan branch. They are considered unique among the peoples of Pakistan. They are also considered to be Pakistan’s smallest ethnoreligious community, practicing a religion which some scholars characterize as a animism, and other academicians as “a form of ancient Hinduism”.A Kailashi Woman

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