Khasi farmers with their traditional “Knup” (bamboo hat) planting paddy seedlings in monsoon rain at Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar.

Khasi farmers with their traditional “Knup” (bamboo hat) planting paddy seedlings in monsoon rain at Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar.

#Beautiful #Khasi Woman in traditional outfit.  #Meghalaya #Shillong #India

#Beautiful #Khasi Woman in traditional outfit. #Meghalaya #Shillong #India

Khasi children from Meghalaya, India, dressed in the traditional Khasi way

Khasi children from Meghalaya, India, dressed in the traditional Khasi way

Nongkrem Dance- a dance of the Khasi tribes of Meghalaya, India.

Nongkrem Dance- a dance of the Khasi tribes of Meghalaya, India.

Known as the dhara or nara. The traditional dress of Khasi women in Shillong, situated in the North Eastern part of India. The dress is worn only during occasions or grand ceremonies like weddings. For daily use the Khasi women wear Jainsem.

Known as the dhara or nara. The traditional dress of Khasi women in Shillong, situated in the North Eastern part of India. The dress is worn only during occasions or grand ceremonies like weddings. For daily use the Khasi women wear Jainsem.

Khasi belle in traditional attire

Khasi belle in traditional attire

http://allday.com/post/4631-this-tribe-in-india-has-been-making-living-bridges-from-tree-roots-for-centuries/  "Deep in the northeastern region of one of the wettest places on Earth, the Khasi tribe fashions 100 foot living bridges out of rubber fig roots. It takes more than a decade for one structure to be completed but, once finished the resulting crossing is both beautiful and functional."

http://allday.com/post/4631-this-tribe-in-india-has-been-making-living-bridges-from-tree-roots-for-centuries/ "Deep in the northeastern region of one of the wettest places on Earth, the Khasi tribe fashions 100 foot living bridges out of rubber fig roots. It takes more than a decade for one structure to be completed but, once finished the resulting crossing is both beautiful and functional."

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