The Kirat (ethnic group): photo 4
Photo 4 of 15 in Gallery: The Kirat (ethnic group)
Image title: Kirat traditional tools: Scales
This photograph depicts the following traditional Kirat tools and utensils, classified as Weighing Scales (nap-taul):
1. Tulo (तुलो) referring in English to “scales; balance”.
Note: the word Nap-taul (नाप-तौल), in English “weighing scales”, can also be transliterated as nāp-taul, nāpa-taula, napa-taula, nāptaul, naptaul, nāpataula, napataula.
The Kirat people are an ancient civilization from Nepal whose kings ruled in Kathmandu valley since at least 650 B.C. Their native religion consists of worshopping natural entities. The Kirats consists of several groups of which the major branches are called the Yakha, Rai, Limbu and the Sunuwar