Outskirts of Jodhpur


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November 12th 2009
Published: November 12th 2009
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It was on a day trip in an amazing jeep that we visited a local house where we watched a Opium Ceremony. We went to a local rug weaver, a potter, and the village of the "untouchables" which are the lowest caste system in India. It was a fun day and full of interesting thought provoking places.


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OpiumOpium
Opium

All these things are used for the Opium Ceremony which all of the locals in the desert use.
Chi (tea) makingChi (tea) making
Chi (tea) making

just to the right you can see the clay stove that everything is prepared on
Watching chi (tea) being madeWatching chi (tea) being made
Watching chi (tea) being made

The huts are tiny but very organized and tidy
The PotterThe Potter
The Potter

He spins his wheel by hand which is balanced on a single piece of wood underneath.
Last of the hand weaversLast of the hand weavers
Last of the hand weavers

This is one of the last men that still hand weaves natural blankets. This tradition is no longer passed on through the family.
SmokingSmoking
Smoking

Tara and the old weaver swapped cigarettes for a mid morning break.
The "untouchables"The "untouchables"
The "untouchables"

This was all they lived in, UNICEF has given them a pump for clean drinking water


21st November 2009

Such a different world, must be so amazing to see it all and share it together. Missing you all loads. xxx

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