inspiration

James Dunn

Valentina in Spaces‘ by James Dunn


inspiration

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

magic

Lisbon Cap

Screencaps from the Halloween special of Great British Ghosts at Carnfield Hall in Alfreton, Derbyshire. Click for bigger images. The owner shows a ‘Lisbon Cap’ which is meant for protection against witchcraft. He says it’s the only one in existence – does anyone know if that’s really true?

drawing spiritual

Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs

From The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs in the Tien Shan Mountains: A Fertility Ritual Tableau by Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Ph.D.

event

DRAWATHON

I’m doing a sponsored 8-hour drawing marathon on Saturday 27th October 11am-7pm to raise funds for Survival International as part of The Big Draw. Drawing energy will be boosted by Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy Drink! Survival International are the only worldwide charity that supports tribal peoples so please dig deep and sponsor me! The event is open to all, come have a draw with me at Debut Contemporary.

costume

Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Femme de lysle de Nootka

Femme de lysle de Nootka

Habit of a Woman of the Christianoux

Habit of a Woman of the Christianoux

Sauvage iroquois

Sauvage iroquois

An Indian Warrior of Canada

An Indian Warrior of Canada

Iroquois allant à la Découverte (Iroquois going exploring)

Iroquois allant à la Découverte (Iroquois going exploring)

Sauvage du Canada (Wild Man of Canada)

Sauvage du Canada (Wild Man of Canada)

Homme Acadien (Acadian Man)

Homme Acadien (Acadian Man)

Homme & Femme Ottawas

Homme & Femme Ottawas

Man and woman from the Nipissing tribe

Man and woman from the Nipissing tribe

Homme et Femme Iroquois

Homme et Femme Iroquois

Sauvagesse de la Baye de Hudson

Sauvagesse de la Baye de Hudson

Artist: Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, Jacques, 1757-1810

These are a selection from Library and Archives Canada

costume folk

Viana do Bolo festival

© All rights reserved by carlos gonzález ximénez

 

drawing

Marina Philippart

Marina Philippart

Marina Philippart

Marina Philippart

Marina Philippart

Marina Philippart

Marina Philippart – http://marinaphilippart.blogspot.co.uk/

mask

Studio Bertjan Pot masks

By Studio Bertjan Pot via It’s Nice That

http://ropemasks.tumblr.com/

event exhibition

Debut Contemporary

Sorry (again) for neglecting you CRUSH EVIL…but I have some work at Debut Contemporary – the private view is tonight and you’re invited. I’ll be there so come say hello!

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