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African marriage rituals

 

Berber Mother and Daughter, Morocco  Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Conveying blessings and bittersweet good-byes, a Berber mother in Morocco plants a kiss on her daughter’s knee as she gives her in marriage to a man more than twice her age. Days of feasting will weave into nights of singing and dancing for the bride, who has captured the liver—the Berber embodiment of love—of the man sworn to protect her.

Berber Mother and Daughter, Morocco Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Conveying blessings and bittersweet good-byes, a Berber mother in Morocco plants a kiss on her daughter’s knee as she gives her in marriage to a man more than twice her age. Days of feasting will weave into nights of singing and dancing for the bride, who has captured the liver—the Berber embodiment of love—of the man sworn to protect her.

 

Maasai Wedding Day, Kenya  Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. A single tear marks the moment of farewell for lavishly beaded Nosianai as she leaves her family home in the Loita Hills of southern Kenya. Wedding-day tears may express true sadness among Maasai girls, who submit to arranged marriages with much older men whom they barely know.

Maasai Wedding Day, Kenya Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. A single tear marks the moment of farewell for lavishly beaded Nosianai as she leaves her family home in the Loita Hills of southern Kenya. Wedding-day tears may express true sadness among Maasai girls, who submit to arranged marriages with much older men whom they barely know.

 

Rashaida Bride, Eritrea Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher Veiled behind an elaborate mask called a burga, a Rashaida bride stays in seclusion before her wedding. The Muslim Rashaida are Bedouin merchants and camel breeders, originally from Saudi Arabia, who keep to themselves and marry only their own.

Rashaida Bride, Eritrea Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Veiled behind an elaborate mask called a burga, a Rashaida bride stays in seclusion before her wedding. The Muslim Rashaida are Bedouin merchants and camel breeders, originally from Saudi Arabia, who keep to themselves and marry only their own.

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/african-marriage-rituals/

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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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Shaman headdresses

Coiffe de chamane evenk Musée du Quai Branly / Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle - deposit of the Musée de l'Homme. 71.1887.42.2.1-2

Coiffe de chamane evenk Musée du Quai Branly / Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle - deposit of the Musée de l'Homme. 71.1887.42.2.1-2

A FINE AND RARE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS SHAMAN'S HEADDRESS
A FINE AND RARE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS SHAMAN’S HEADDRESS

 

 

 

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Photo by Hamon jp.

“The Ladakhis believed that the headdresses should be worn whenever women crossed streams or even went outdoors during the growing season, so the soil and woods would not be harmed.”

http://www.peacefulsocieties.org/NAR07/070510lada.html

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Military Sikhs

Captain W.W. Hooper & Surgeon G. Western 'A Sikh' 1860-70 Albumen print Museum no. 0932:5

Captain W.W. Hooper & Surgeon G. Western 'A Sikh' 1860-70 Albumen print Museum no. 0932:5

Akali turban (bunga dastar) Panjab, probably Lahore Mid-19th century Cotton over a wicker frame, the quoits and other embellishments of steel overlaid with gold Height 46cm, diameter of base 26cm Museum no. 3462 (IS)

Akali turban (bunga dastar) Panjab, probably Lahore Mid-19th century Cotton over a wicker frame, the quoits and other embellishments of steel overlaid with gold Height 46cm, diameter of base 26cm Museum no. 3462 (IS)

Above photos are from the V&A, also a gallery of more images here.

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Kukeri

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Found on rootball’s delicious.

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Kayapo

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Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen festival

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Some very beautiful modern photographs of Papua New Guinea and many other countries by Eric Lafforgue.

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