The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 21
Photo 21 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakala copper pitchers
The small copper pitchers for offering water to God.
The text in Devanagari reads:
पानी चढाउन प्रयोग गरिने साना साना गाग्रिहरु.
pānī caḍhāuna prayoga garine sānā sānā gāgriharu.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
pani cadhauna prayoga [prayog] garine sana sana gagriharu.
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.