A very rare picture of falconers in Chitral in Pakistan submitted by Sabur Ud Din

Date Created: 28 February 2018

Author: Unknown

Source: The Internet

Owner: Sabur Ud Din

Location: Pakistan

  • Pakistan
  • Hawk
  • Painting
  • 19th Century
  • Hunting
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A very rare picture of falconers in Chitral which is the northern most district of Pakistan. Falconry was very common in this part of the world and mostly Goshawks, sparrowhawks were being trained by the Falconers here. And certainly they were the true masters of this art.The Falconers in the picture belong to the Royal Family of Chitral, you can see couple of female Goshawks and a male one in this picture. Kindly submitted by Sabur Ud Din.

Source: The Gilgit Mission written by W. Lachart in 1886

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