Video | Through the Eye of the Ancestors: Historical Adivasi photo exhibition curated by a member of the Rathwa community – Gujarat

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This Bhil husband and wife were photographed in a market. She wears the customary elaborate jewellery, including chains hanging from necklaces, armlets, bangles and a large nose ring. He wears the typical large turban and small metal earrings.

Image: Bhil husband and wife: 1953, Fürer-Haimendorf Collection (SOAS Library PPMS19_6_BHIL_0142) | More information >>

Your ancestors and my ancestors existed together; therefore, we should also be together and live happily. – Muja Ratwa

Source: subtitles of the concluding discussion of the photo exhibits displayed in Akkal Bara Village as part of this joint project facilitated by Indian and European museums [13:57-14:15]


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