The Magars (ethnic group): photo 1
Photo 1 of 35 in Gallery: The Magars (ethnic group)
Image title: Magar traditional tools: Charkha
This photograph depicts the following traditional ancient Magar tools and utensils:
51. Charkha (चर्खा) also transliterated as: Charkhā, Carkhā or Carkha.
The Magar people represents one of the largest indigenous ethnic groups of Nepal whose written history dates to at least the 11th century. The Magars practice shamanism and animalism and practice a variety of Pujas (ritualistic worship). They speak the Magar language which is a branch of the Tibeto-Burman family.