Francesco d’Orazi Flavoni has made tryst with this fascinating community.
He followed them up in the Rann of Kutch to capture their precious life
situations and delightful forms and expression. Of hundred pictures, with
which this book is adorned, there are several masterpieces which speak
highly of Flavoni, the Artist. Flavoni’s genius for transposing visual
impressions of a photographer into words and thoughts of a scholar is
reflected best in the descriptions written with enormous artistic sensitivity.
Flavoni’s work ‘Rabari : a pastoral community of Kutch’ is unencumbered
by ethnography. It serves as a valuable introduction to what we call at
the IGNCA ‘Loka Parampara’, peoples tradition. As a picture book it is
an art-work of very high quality, and as a descriptive material it is
a new and fresh exposition of lifestyle, insightful and a pleasure to