07 January 2009

Woman at Kileswar

Local woman, Kileswar
One of the local women who ran the Maharajah's retreat at Kileswar. During the course of a week, the local people seemed to relax and even enjoy having the strangers around. I felt honoured to receive smiles like these.

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Anne-Marie said...

This woman has a great sense of humour - you can see it in her infectious smile. Her eyes are amazing. Such an unusual colour. She reminds me of the old kuia you see on marae some times.

pohanginapete said...

Anne-Marie, yes, and there are some interesting parallels between their respective societies and their roles within them. As for her eye colour, I think in this photo it's actually the colour of the light reflected in her very dark, almost black, irises.