Huge Tribal Necklace – Tharu people, India/Nepalamazigh
N. 91 coins (50 paise India). Approx. cm. 55 in lenght (21.65 Inches); gr. 510,3 (18.00 oz.). The Tharu people are an ethnic group indigenous to the Terai, the southern foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal and India. The Tharu people themselves say that they are a people of the forest. In Chitwan, they have lived in the forests for hundreds of years practicing a short fallow shifting cultivation. The Tharus never went abroad for employment – a life that kept them isolated in their own localities. In this isolation they developed a unique culture free from the influence of adjacent India, or from the mountain groups of Nepal.