The Chimta Man

Met this man on the road and he was happy to pose:


He is holding a music instrument called ‘Chimta’. A Chimta is like a tong, made of long limbs and is played as a percussion instrument. These guys usually play and sing folk songs at shrines, festivals etc. Or they move around like a busker and would sing on demand. Sometimes they are accompanied with a drum and a simple string instrument.

A closeup:

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Taken with Fuji X-E1 and Zeiss 21/4.5 lens.

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Posted in Culture, Portrait, Street Photography
2 comments on “The Chimta Man
  1. icastel says:

    Very nice street portrait, sir đŸ™‚

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