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THE MATRIARCH
Neelum Valley, Azad Jammu & Kashmir


An austere Kashmiri woman from the Neelum Valley wears a traditional hand embroidered skullcap under her shawl. The Neelum Valley is a 200 kilometre long valley and runs along the Neelum River (known as Kishanganga pre-Partition). It is considered to be the most picturesque of Kashmir’s valleys and is famous for its scenic beauty, fir forests and waterfalls.

Photographer: Tapu Javeri