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James Dunn

Valentina in Spaces‘ by James Dunn


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Pomak Brides

 As far as the bride’s white face is concerned, Ribnovo locals have their own legend: In earlier times boys would go with their fathers into the mountains to herd sheep, only returning to the village when they were ready to get married. Since this rough lifestyle afforded them only minimal experience with women, they somehow had to learn to be gentle. Thus, the groom’s first task after the wedding – then as now – is to carefully wash his wife’s face with milk.

http://www.pomak.eu/en/content/pomak-wedding-celebration-ribnovo

All images above © Boryana Katsarova found at http://photos.caixin.com/2012-10-09/100445040_1.html

© Boryana Katsarova via pinterest

© Boryana Katsarova via steg

Final touches to the image of the Bulgarian ethnic group of the bride Pomaks. (Valentina Petrova - AFP : Getty Images)

This picture taken on October 30, 2009, shows Silvia Bakalova, a Bulgarian Muslim bride from the Pomak ethnic group, attended to by unidentified guests during her wedding ceremony in the village of Draginovo, 100 kms southeast of Sofia. During the Communist regime religious rituals were not tolerated, and Muslims were forced to integrate into Bulgaria's largely Christian Orthodox population, pressing them to abandon their religious rituals or from wearing their traditional outfits. Despite the persecutions Bulgarian speaking Muslims in southern Bulgaria have managed to keep their winter marriage ceremony alive. AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV (Photo credit should read NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Found at http://www.chariweb.com/2012/03/color-wedding-ceremonies-of-world.html

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Inuit clothing

Inuit woman wearing an amauti and carrying a child on her back [graphic material] : N.W.T. [Nunavut], ca. 1926 - 1943.

Inuit woman wearing an amauti and carrying a child on her back (graphic material): N.W.T. (Nunavut), ca. 1926 - 1943.

Copper Inuit Clothing, Front View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51234)

Copper Inuit Clothing, Front View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51234)Copper Inuit Clothing, Back View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51235)

Copper Inuit Clothing, Back View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51235)

Copper Inuit Clothing, Back View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51235)

This Inuit woman, photographed by the Scottish botanist-explorer Isobel Wylie Hutchison in the 1920s, is dressed in her colourful traditional national costume. The most characteristic part of this outfit is perhaps the "kamiker", or heel-less sealskin top-boots, which reach up to the knee in the case of men, but well above that in the case of women, as illustrated here. The outer surface of the women's boots is dyed white, scarlet, or blue, and decorated with abstract geometrical patterns of brightly-coloured leather strips. There is a removable inner lining which keeps the feet and legs warm. Hutchison found that such footwear was essential, not only for negotiating the slippery rocks and shingle, but for protection against insect bites.

This Inuit woman, photographed by the Scottish botanist-explorer Isobel Wylie Hutchison in the 1920s, is dressed in her colourful traditional national costume. The most characteristic part of this outfit is perhaps the "kamiker", or heel-less sealskin top-boots, which reach up to the knee in the case of men, but well above that in the case of women, as illustrated here. The outer surface of the women's boots is dyed white, scarlet, or blue, and decorated with abstract geometrical patterns of brightly-coloured leather strips. There is a removable inner lining which keeps the feet and legs warm. Hutchison found that such footwear was essential, not only for negotiating the slippery rocks and shingle, but for protection against insect bites.

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Kimiko Yoshida

 

Kimiko Yoshida - 04 The Golden Yoruba Bride, Nigeria. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 23 The Blue Wari Bride with a Mortuary Head of a Pre-Columbian Mummy with Human Hair, 1,400-1,100 years before present, Amazonia. Self-portrait, 2005 C-print mounted on aluminium and acryl 120 x 120 cm Courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Kimiko Yoshida - 23 The Blue Wari Bride with a Mortuary Head of a Pre-Columbian Mummy with Human Hair, 1,400-1,100 years before present, Amazonia. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 32 The Yanomami Bride with a Tembe Neck Ornament and a Kayapo Headdress, Amazon, Brazil. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 32 The Yanomami Bride with a Tembe Neck Ornament and a Kayapo Headdress, Amazon, Brazil. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 34 The Karaja Bride with an Urubu Kaapor Labret Ornament, Amazon, Brazil. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 34 The Karaja Bride with an Urubu Kaapor Labret Ornament, Amazon, Brazil. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 42bis The Palestinian Bride from Hebron, Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 42bis The Palestinian Bride from Hebron, Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 43 The Berber Bride, Morocco, early XX th Century. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 43 The Berber Bride, Morocco, early XX th Century. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 43bis The Golden Bride from Fez, Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 43bis The Golden Bride from Fez, Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida from her 2005 self portraits.

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Tlingit Shaman mask



Kunstkammer Exhibits, originally uploaded by haruspex.

Via Flickr:The Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera)

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Face tattoos

Chin woman by Jeff & Susan

Photo by Chen Yuzhou / for China Daily

Brent Lewin for National Post

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Asia – Myanmar / Burma / Chinlady

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1935 Teke

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Mask From Sonora Mexico

Mask From Sonora Mexico, originally uploaded by Teyacapan.

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Warsaw Ethnographic Museum

“Costumes of men participating in Spring rituals of vegetation”

Both turn of the 21st century, Bulgaria

Own photos. Great museum!

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