The "Ode to Exploration: Irula" collection documents one of India's oldest indigenous communities, the Irula tribe and their marveled relationship with the most venomous creatures of the continent, the snake. Partly shot in the rural area of Kancheepuram, India, the collections's research follows Thangaraj, a newly ripened snakecatcher and descendant of steadfast hunters. Commonly recognized as the snake people of Southern India, the Irula tribe is known for their ancient and intimate knowledge of the land and its inhabitants. Their skills form a vital yet nearly unseen part of India's healthcare system through anti-venom extraction.

 
 
 
 
Nidhi

Nidhi

 
 
The all new  Cedar Valley Multi in Brown Coral    A deep brown pebbled cow leather 2-in-1 belt bag detailed with a contrasted coral stitching

The all new Cedar Valley Multi in Brown Coral

A deep brown pebbled cow leather 2-in-1 belt bag detailed with a contrasted coral stitching

 
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Available for Pre-Order exclusive at the  TheHelm.co

Available for Pre-Order exclusive at the TheHelm.co

 
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Kancheepuram,  Tamil Nadu, India

Kancheepuram,

Tamil Nadu, India

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Thangaraj

Thangaraj

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CREDITS   New York   Producer:  Equator Productions   Photographer:  Ronan McKenzie  Stylist:  Jessica Willis  Model:  Nidhi Sunil   Makeup Artist:  Raisa Flowers  Hair Stylist:  Evanie Frausto  Production Assistant:  Jasmyn Baird   India   Photographer:  Ronan McKenzie  Art Director/Stylist:  Radha Rathi  Model:  Thangaraj Sadaiyan   Location:  Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India   Special Thanks To:  The Irula Snake Catcher's Co-Operative, Romulus Whitaker, Ajay Kartik   Creative Direction : ASHYA

CREDITS

New York
Producer: Equator Productions
Photographer: Ronan McKenzie
Stylist: Jessica Willis
Model: Nidhi Sunil

Makeup Artist: Raisa Flowers
Hair Stylist: Evanie Frausto
Production Assistant: Jasmyn Baird

India
Photographer:
Ronan McKenzie
Art Director/Stylist: Radha Rathi
Model: Thangaraj Sadaiyan
Location: Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Special Thanks To: The Irula Snake Catcher's Co-Operative, Romulus Whitaker, Ajay Kartik

Creative Direction: ASHYA