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Tinted lantern slide showing a woman of the Tharu nationality in Harnatar, a village in the Siwan area of Bihar, north India. The Tharu people are an ethnic group indigenous to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. Bihar lies on the border with Nepal, and the work of Regions Beyond Missionary Union extended there in the 1930s. The lady wears a veil over her head, and elaborate jewellery as an earing, a nose-ring, and as a pendant on her forehead. Traditionally, Tharu jewellery is silver, although this jewellery has been tinted a gold colour. This slide comes from a collection created by missionaries from Regions Beyond Missionary Union, an interdenominational Protestant evangelical mission working in northeast India (Bihar and Orissa) and Nepal.
lantern slides 8.2 x 8.2cm lantern slides photographs