Faces of Rajasthan – Year 2009

Although natives of the Indian state of Rajasthan are rapidly adopting modern culture, there are still a lot of them who prefer to live in the traditional way, specially in the rural areas. To experience the rich culture, you will have to leave the luxury of your hotel rooms in urban cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur etc. and travel deep into the distant villages to see beautiful people wearing bright colourful dresses. Men wearing dhoti, kurta or puckered trousers with a colourful headgear known as Safa or Paggar. Women wearing bright coloured long skirts and a top they call Ghagra and Kanchli. The dresses and the style of the headgear changes from region to region but it retains the basic element of bright colour throughout the state. Here are few portraits of beautiful Rajasthani people I took in the year 2009 while traveling across Rajasthan.

Portrait of a smiling Rajasthani Women with a veil on her head.
Portrait of a smiling Rajasthani Women with a veil.
Portrait of an old ethnic Rajasthani man wearing yellow turban at Ramdeo Cattle Fair, Nagaur
Portrait of an old ethnic Rajasthani man wearing yellow turban at Ramdeo Cattle Fair, Nagaur
Portrait of an ethnic Rajasthani man who belongs to teh Rabari tribe wearing bright red turban known as the saafa
Portrait of an ethnic Rajasthani man who belongs to teh Rabari tribe wearing bright red turban known as the saafa
Portrait of a Rajasthani boy at Nagaur, Rajasthan
Portrait of a Rajasthani boy at Nagaur, Rajasthan
Portrait of an old Rajasthani man
Portrait of an old Rajasthani man
Portrait of an old ethnic Rajasthani man with white beard wearing a bright red turban and gold earings standing in the harsh winter sun.
Portrait of an old ethnic Rajasthani man with white beard wearing a bright red turban and gold earings standing in the harsh winter sun.
Portrait of an ethnic Rajasthani man with a mustache wearing white clothes and a turban.
Portrait of an ethnic Rajasthani man with a mustache wearing white clothes and a turban.
Portrait of Rajasthani man wearing a red turban smoking in Osian, Jodhpur
Portrait of Rajasthani man wearing a red turban smoking in Osian, Jodhpur
Portrait of an ethnic Rajasthani women wearing beautiful bright colourful clothes, waiting at a bus stop in Rajasthan
Portrait of an ethnic Rajasthani women wearing beautiful bright colourful clothes, waiting at a bus stop in Rajasthan
Portrait of an ethnic old Rajasthani man with mustache belonging to the Rajput community, wearing colourful bright turban.
Portrait of an ethnic old Rajasthani man with mustache belonging to the Rajput community, wearing colourful bright turban.

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