A little Kurdish girl, Iraq. The kurds are scattered around Iraq, Iran, Turkey and several other countries. Although there are millions of them, but they are the only ethnic group that have no country of their own.
Kalash Woman, Chitral, North West Pakistan. Photo by Nadeem A. Khan
Kalash tribe in Kalash valley in N Pakistan home of the Kafir-Kalash or 'Wearers of the Black Robes', a primitive pagan tribe. Their ancestry is enveloped in mystery & is the subject of controversy. Legend says 5 soldiers of the legions of Alexander of Macedonia settled in Chitral & are the progenitors of the Kafir-Kalash. Women wear black gowns of coarse cloth in summer & hand-spun wool dyed in black in winter. Many have blonde or red hair & light coloured eyes passed down