Lunia salt-digger, illustration

Lunia salt-digger, illustration

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Caption: Lunia salt-digger. 19th Century illustration of a Lunia salt-digger in India. The Lunia (or Lonia) are a Hindu saltmaking caste, found in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Image from 'Tashrih al-aqvam, an account of origins and occupations of some of the sects, castes and tribes of India' (1825).

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