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Great emka 2009-06-04 23:14

hi Bill, Strange looking is this your girl. Nice portrait of the old lady. She is so thin, a bit unproportional for our standards. very delicate photo.



Old 06-05-2009, 08:41 AM
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hi Malgorzata

Thank you for your kind words.

I have no idea why she stands slanted, perhaps there is some shortcoming that I fail to notice. But I can asset here that her proportion is partially affected by the heavy loads sometimes 30-50kgs they carry using wooden backpacks strapped to the forehead, and trekking the jungle trail of 5-6 hours or more to reach home from trade post.

It would retard them physically over the long term. The result is when at old age, they appear demure and shortened and sometimes impaired physically at later years.

Perhaps I should have lifted her basket backpack and found out how heavy it was she carried. I forgot such minor details. Wait a minute, I think I touched it and it might be 4-5kg weight.

Regards, bill
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