Khasi People | Seng Kut Snem

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khasi man shillong street fashion

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khasi woman shillong india

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khasi woman shillong

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khasi woman shillong

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khasi men shillong street style india

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khasi man shillong street fashion

khasi man shillong street fashion

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khasi man shillong street fashion

khasi man shillong street fashion

Looking at the photos from this day I realized that I’ve mostly photographed people who fall socio-economically below the middle class. It’s fairly easy to point out the poorest. Their clothes don’t fit them perfectly(mostly loose) & are usually layered. The way some working women tie their turbans is slightly different than what I have seen before. Suit+tie+white scarf is a common formal-wear for males. You don’t find yuppies at a festival like this. Plenty of people wear plaid shawls; I tried not to photograph many because I’ve done it before. I  find it difficult not to photograph plaids.

My favourite photograph in this post(other than the first one) is of this man.

About this day: Seng Kut Snem is observed to mark the Seng Khasi Movement. This day is celebrated to mark the beginning of the renaissance and awakening of the Khasi community. Read more here.

Photos taken on November 23 2012 in Shillong, Meghalaya.

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5 Responses to “Khasi People | Seng Kut Snem”

  1. Aayushi Sachdeva Says:

    I really like your documentation style!

  2. Greener Pastures Says:

    Reblogged this on The North-East India Travel Blog and commented:
    The Khasis are a charming bunch.

  3. pallasmonde Says:

    I love your blog. Inspiring. Great job.

  4. Kirti Singh Says:

    You know your photos and view is so different than the others as someone rightly commented here https://wearabout.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/yohjis-man/ “You are a gifted man!”
    You HAVE TO work on getting a book published of your photographs. It will be amazing. I will buy it.

  5. Andy Says:

    Great post.
    Khublei!

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