Lakyichhari, Chakma : villages on the banks of streams

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'All the Chakma villages are on the banks of streams. A few rich men have brick houses of Bengali style, but most of the houses are of bamboo matting walls and are built on stilts, with a large sitting-out platform which always faces east and is the family's main living area. In a country where stones for hearths are not obtainable, cooking is done on a clay base with three clay cylinders serving as hearth stones.'

Access Information



Ethnic group: Chakma

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

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