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Chowri bearer

Chowri bearer


A carte-de-visite portrait of an unidentified man carrying a chowri on a strap across his shoulder. Also spelt 'chowry' and 'chauri,' this is a fly-whisk usually made from the tail of a yak.

Photographed by Eleonore Mayer of Calcutta (Kolkata).
 

Code: 126689
 
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