The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 25
Photo 25 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali bronze bowls (chares dhakpa)
Chares Dhakpa (चरेस ढक्प)—THe bronze bowls for eating / drinking.
The text in Devanagari reads:
चरेस ढक्प - कांसका बदुकाहरु
caresa ḍhakpa - kamsaka [.../kasaka] badukāharu.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
... [chares] dhakpa - kamsaka badukaharu [badukahru].
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.