Saturday, 10 November 2018

Kochi Afghans



"Powandah is the name given to the nomad tribes of Afghans who move about with their flocks and herds , and act as carriers between their own country and India" (Raverty, "A Dictionary of the Puk'hto, Pus'hto, Or, Language of the Afghans, p-1106)



Kochi caravan marching through Kabul to summer pasturelands in the north, 1950s


A Kuchi family moving to Peshawar plains at the approach of cold weather, 1919.

A shy Kochi maiden, 1950s.













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