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An old Lady from Rewalsar

I took this photo after a crazy ride on himalayan roads, walking the small city of Rewalsar. This type of a tattoo was very popular among some north indian tribes as a privelege and a sign of high social level. Nobody does tattoes like this since 50s, so imagine the age of this lady:) I saw an old lady passing by, she noticed me with a camera and frowned at me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: Rewalsar, India
Camera: NIKON D300S
Copyright: © Anna Alferova