Darjeeling Tea Garden – Pictures Series – 9

Another view of the tea picker in one of the Darjeeling tea gardens here in Darjeeling doing here careful selecting of leaves and placing them in her basket called ‘doko’.

A closer look would also reveal the rope used by these tea pickers to hold their pick onto their head. It’s named ‘nanglo’ and are made from jute and the porters from the hills of Darjeeling use them as means to carry more than double their weight on their heads.

(Pic: Courtesy Basu Rai)