The Kirat (ethnic group): photo 10
Photo 10 of 15 in Gallery: The Kirat (ethnic group)
Image title: Kirat clay pellet
This photograph depicts the following traditional Kirat weapons (hathatiyar):
3. Matengra Ra Jhola (Mअतेन्ग्र र Jहोल) referring in English to a “clay pellet and bag”. It can also be transliterated as: Maṭeṅgrā Ra Jholā.
Note: the word Hathatiyar (हातहतियार), in English “weapons”, can also be transliterated as Hāthatiyār, Hātahatiyāra or Hatahatiyara.
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