One of the reasons to visit Onukadelli market is to witness the Bonda men and women coming down from their villages in the forest.
It is being considered that at present Bondas are the most primitive tribe of India or otherwise known as the "naked tribes of the mountain".
Bonda women with their silver and brass rings around the neck, hundred of necklaces on the body, shaved hair a small cloth wrapped down to cover just the pelvis are out of any history book.
Bonda men comes with their bow and arrows with country made liquor (half - or more - drinked already on the way).
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rakeshgupta (2672) 2005-12-30 7:54
Very beautiful portrait of tribal woman. I can see actual spot of daily use of her ornaments. Colors are nice and framing is very good. The special one is the basket over her head.
Thanks for sharing this great composition.
poulinp (4530) 2005-12-30 13:36
Very nice portrait, clear and colorful. The face is clear, and we can see their whole coloured ornamentations
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2005-12-30 22:19
Great picture, it is sharp and the colors are vibrant, I like how the lady is looking towards the viewer, and the partially blurred one in the background. Thanks for sharing and happy new year!
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2005-12-31 7:36
Hello Luca! Very beautiful and colourful. The tight crop is good, focus and woman in background balancing excellent. Thanks and Happy New Year Luca! Chris
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-01-26 12:57
Excellent documentation. Who knows how long their ways will last. Do you have any photos with bow and arrows?
partha (14023) 2006-12-28 22:36
Excellent travel photography.A very good documentry one. The ornament, the dress, the expression all give the essence of the tribal woman.
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70 DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-30 7:20
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