A Hmar (Mizo) child,

with her traditional ‘kawr chei’ or white jacket with broad ornamented colour bands

on the arms, back, and front; her traditional skirt;

attached to her head is a traditional bamboo basket, or ‘em’;

and she smokes a distinctive traditional Mizo pipe.

Probably photographed in the North Cachar Hills of Assam.

Reproduced with the kind permission of Zahid Ahmed Tapadar ©