Lahore

At Lahore’s famed Rang Mahal bazaar, scavengers sift through dirt for gold

At Lahore’s famed Rang Mahal bazaar, scavengers sift through dirt for gold

  • Known as niyarias, scavengers scour dirt for particles of gold left behind during the jewelry-making process
  • To extract the gold, niyarias pour dirt into a metal tub and mix in acid until precious yellow slivers separate
By Muhammad Akbar Bajwa ·