The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 18
Photo 18 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali wooden containers
The wooden containers or pouring butter and oil.
The text in Devanagari reads:
घ्यू राख्ने काठका कठुवा
ghyū rākhne kāṭhakā kaṭhuvā.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
ghyu rakhne kathaka kathuva [kathuv].
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.