It appears that these colorfully-clad tribal women are negotiating around a table in a street market in rural India
After walking around shopping in a rural street market, these tribal women and children take a rest break
Tribal women graciously pose for a photograph on a street market in India
An elderly man poses for a picture at a rural cafe in India
Tribal women in colorful attire walk in a rural Indian market after having completed their shopping
A tribal woman in a rural market in India sorts vegetables prior to selling them
Children in a rural village in India pose randomly for a photograph
Modern communication technology has not bypassed rural India. A woman in colorful, traditional attire talks on a hidden phone while her companion, similarly dressed, waits balancing a load on her head.
A shopkeeper couple pose in their small shop in rural India
A baby rests in a makeshift hammock in a rural farm in India
A woman smiles as she works in fields in rural India
Dark clouds hover over the mountains near Poshina, Gujarat, India
A dramatic image of rays of sun through the clouds over Darbargadh Poshina ……
While walking through rural homes of the local tribe in Poshina, came across art expressions on a wall – probably by children. Interesting incorporation of drawings around a hole in the wall.
Remnants of ancient art sculpture in Poshina including colorful stonework
Ruins of old temples in Poshina, Gujarat ….
Walking through the town of Poshina reveals relatively modern construction yet narrow, paved streets from the past
Poshina, a small town situated in Gujarat, India, is home to Adivasi shrines acclaimed for their votive terracotta horses. A growing army of more than 2000 horses surrounds the petite Adivasi shrines. The horses are offered in anticipation of achieving a particular wish or upon fulfillment of a desire, such as childbirth, curing of an illness, sick animals, timely rain, aid in a difficult harvest, and so on.
The term Adivasi means “original inhabitants” and there are a number of Adivasi communities (such as the Garasia, Bhil, Koli, and Rathva) residing in the northern, central and southern part of Gujarat. Most Adivasi communities believe that their gods cannot be represented by images. Instead, they install wooden posts or clay pots as focuses for their prayers.