Kalash women usually wear long black robes, often embroidered with cowrie shells.For this reason, they are known in Chitral as “The Black Kafirs”.
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A fire broke out this morning at the Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) sub station of GIDC industrial complex, Chatraal in Mehsana district.
Women are kept in the same clothes, which they wore at the time of death.
For women and children there is no singing and dancing.
It takes around 10 hours from Islamabad to reach Chitral by road and about 7 hours from Peshawar.
You can rent a vehicle with a driver to go to Kalash from Chitral and it takes about two hours to reach Bumburet valley. The best deal to visit Kalash is to book a trip through Hindkush Trails, one of the best tour operators in the area.
The hotel is run by its owner Siraj Ulmulk, an ex PIA pilot, and his wife Ghazalla Ulmulk.
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In this photo, a Kalash woman is helping her daughter cross a stream on a bamboo pole, both dressed in black traditional dress. Teacher Noorzia Khan, 16, writes letters from the Kalasha alphabet on a blackboard during a lesson at the Kalasha Dur school and community center in Brun village, located in the Bumburet Kalash Valley. The Kalash people celebrate the end of winter in May each year with the Joshi (Spring) Festival. People go from house to house, dancing and singing.
Each household offers milk that has been saved for 10 days before the festival.
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