The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 26
Photo 26 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali bronze cups
The bronze cup for eating dall, curry etc.
The text in Devanagari reads:
दाल, तरकारी खाने कांसका कचौराहरु
dāla, tarakārī khāne kamsaka [.../kasaka] kacaurāharu.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
dala [dal], tarakari [tarkari] khane kamsaka [.../kasaka] kacauraharu [kacaurahru]
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.