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Title
Tharu woman, Harnatar, India, ca. 1925
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1920/1930
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
Contact the repository for details.
The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk
http://www.cswc.div.ed.ac.uk/collections/
Description
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.
Format
lantern slides 8.2 x 8.2cm
lantern slides
photographs
Identifier
IMP-CSCNWW33-OS14-33.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-78249
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-CSCNWW33-OS14-33.jpg
Subject
Indigenous peoples
Ethnic groups
Tharu (South Asian people)
Women
Jewelry
Portraits
Time Period
1920/1930
Place
Asia
Bihar
Harnatar
India
populated places
Source
CSCNWW33/OS14/33 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s
Regions Beyond Missionary Union. India captioned lantern slides (CSCNWW33/OS14)

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