Kailash Girl, Rumbur, Northwest Pakistan.
990 x 690 x 5 mm
Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
Colour archival pigment print by Basil Pao, in portrait format, depicting a quarter-length portrait of a Kalash girl in Rumbur, Chitral Valley, Northwest Pakistan. The print is mounted on heavy white card and has a wide white border. The girls is wearing a brightly coloured shawl and head attire. She wears two necklaces, each of many strings of small beads in yellow and blue respectively. Markings: Recto - handwritten in pencil in the white border beneath the image: "Kailash (sic) Girl, Rumbur, Northwest Pakistan". The Kalash people reside in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The image is from the Michael Palin journey for "Himalaya" in 2004. Basil Pao Ho-Yun is a Hong Kong-based photographer. He has been the stills photographer on the BBC filming teams that made Michael Palin's television travel programmes.
Donated on 1 June 2012 to the Fox Talbot Museum by Basil Pao.
Makers and roles
Basil Pao, photographer