The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 17
Photo 17 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali copper and brass vessels (Jharies) (2)
Copper and brass vessels (Jharies) with spout for offering pure water.
For Devanagari and transliteration, see previous image.
The Thakali people are an indigenous ethnic group from Nepal whose rise of power can be dated to the mid-19th century. The Thakalis originate from Thak Khola, north-west of Pokhara, western Nepal. Thy are primarily Buddhist practitioners. The Thakali language represents a branch of the Tibet-Barman family, related to languages such as Gurung and Magar.