old photo of nepalese woman with khukuri [x-posted on ikhrs]

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from http://www.oldindianphotos.in/2011/12/woman-with-nose-ring-and-nepalese-kukri.html

(which is a pretty cool site in general for old indian/nepali/subcontinental photos)
 
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Is this a ceremonial snap?

Kothimoda with the all the expensive nose rings, bracelets and other bling blings.

Thanks for the pic!
 
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How does she eat with that nose thingy?

People eat evrything, curry,rice,dhal, as well as fried food etc. with thier fingers in Nepal, So she will just tip her head forwards/downwards & place a small amount of food in her mouth as the nose decoration swings forwards.

Intresting kuk, would be good to have a true date on the photo.

Spiral
 
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Intresting kuk, would be good to have a true date on the photo.

Spiral

Spiral I'm not real sure of how close a date you mean but the original link dates the pic from 1880. Actually the original link has several very interesting pictures.
 
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Hi Yvsa, Thanks!

They are some great photos indeed!

I saw that date on it when I saw it bieng auctioned a month or so ago, It seemed to be a ebay sellers guess as to age without provenance though?

All the best,

Spirall
 
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