Husking Rice

Husking Rice Kashmir vintage

Husking Rice Kashmir vintage postcard. The photograph has been taken by R.C.Mehta in early 1940's showing a Kashmiri lady in traditional attire holding wooden Pestal "Muhul" near wooden mortar"Kanz" used for husking rice.One thing of interest is the bunch of ear rings" Kan waaje" the lady is wearing, in many case due to weight of these Kan wake the ear lobes used to get sheared.