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Harness of camel, Khyber Pass (Iconographic document)


Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Peshawar District ; North-Western Territory ; Pakistan

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Photography (scan from a slide). Harness camel belonging to the group of Afridi Pashtuns living in areas of the province of North-Western Territory in Pakistan. Saddle, bridle, reins, decorative elements. Camels is a traditional mean of in this region. Autumn in the mountains is cool. On the right side of the road a small road house building, formerly a post lying a few kilometers before the Pakistani-Afghan border. In the background landscape mountain road leading to the Khyber Pass on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is the main road from the west to the Indian subcontinent, known and described in the literature for hundreds of years. Currently the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Areas inhabited by Pashtuns. Photo from 1992, A few years after the withdrawal of the Russian army in Afghanistan (1979-1989), and before the outbreak of a new conflict. Because of the war this area is currently (2013) dangerous and inaccessible

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; harness camel ; Afridi Pashtuns ; Khyber Pass

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part 1, box 1, 0014


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Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund





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