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

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by beoram, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. beoram

    beoram

    Nov 27, 2001
  2. JayGoliath

    JayGoliath

    Mar 27, 2010
    Is this a ceremonial snap?

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

    Thanks for the pic!
     
  3. kronckew

    kronckew

    Aug 17, 2003
    How does she eat with that nose thingy?
     
  4. JayGoliath

    JayGoliath

    Mar 27, 2010
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    Kronckew,

    I think they have a bigger problem.
     
  5. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Great picture, thank you for sharing
     
  6. spiraltwista

    spiraltwista

    Nov 29, 2002
    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
     
  7. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    My guess is that the nose jewelry is removable. The necklaces and other adornments come off, so why not the nose object?

    -- Dave
     
  8. Yvsa

    Yvsa

    May 18, 1999
    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.
     
  9. spiraltwista

    spiraltwista

    Nov 29, 2002
    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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