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‘Se bompo, se, se’ by Martushka Fromeast

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Power (or sakhti in Nepali) is a source of a shaman’s fame. Jongge enjoys power competitions a lot. Once, thanks to his sakhti, he opened a new source of underground water in the mountains.

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Tyetye Bompo is a natural-born shaman and was taught the craft directly by Devil Forest, the mysterious ghostly being living in the jungle. As a child Tyetye spent half a year in the forest. He never had any official guru, but he won power competitions with other shamans. He claims to be able to change a piece of wood into a cobra.

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Dubsang Tamang trains his son to become a shaman. This year during Janai Purima they went to Parvati Kunda, a holy lake linked with the cult of Hindu goddess Parvati, wife of Shiva. The lake is located a walking distance from the village.  For the first time ever Dubsang Tamang’s son was dressed in a full shaman attire.

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Rikzen spent 4 months in the jungle. He is strictly against killing animals during shamanistic rituals, pudjas and claims that Bompos who require chicken being killed deal with devils, which is never good. That is why they often drink a lot of alcohol.

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Nurbu Tamang has been practicing to become a fully qualified Bompo for the last 3 years. He often undertakes a role of a shaman helper during pudjas run by his guru from Shalgarbeen cast of shamans.

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Risowangdi was trained to become a shaman by his older brother. He has been practicing as a Bompo for the last 13 years. Before becoming a shaman he served in the army. Risowangdi’s father was also a Bompo, but he divorced Risowangdi’s mother for another woman. Risowangdi himself married for love at the age of 17 and is a very proud father of three sons.

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Kam Dindup has worked as a Bompo for the last 22 years. For him a shaman is a mediator between humans and gods. He claims that we live in the second era of humanity, The Era of Buddhas. The first era, which has ended many years ago, was the Era of Guru Rinpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Himalaya.

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Shakti of Kami Tamang from Narobeen cast of shamans is famous across the Himalaya. Sometimes he is also called to run pudjas in China.

‘Se bompo, se, se’ is a series of portraits of Nepali Shamans posing in their living rooms by Photographer Martushka Fromeast made during her residency in Syafrubesi. More information on this and other projects here.

 

 

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Wilder Mann by Charles Fréger

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Wilder Mann, 2010 © Charles Fréger – www.charlesfreger.com

inspiration

Kahn & Selesnick

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Kahn & Selesnick via Petrus Paulus’ Merle et Miette pinterest board

inspiration

James Dunn

Valentina in Spaces‘ by James Dunn


costume folk

Viana do Bolo festival

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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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Pascal Sébah

 

(1) and (2): Zeı̈bek; and (3): Artisan of Aı̈din (Aydın). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Aı̈din (Aydın), Ottoman Empire

(1) and (2): Zeı̈bek; and (3): Artisan of Aı̈din (Aydın). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Aı̈din (Aydın), Ottoman Empire

 

(1): Peasant woman from the environs of Damas (Damascus); (2): Druze woman from the environs of Damas (Damascus); and (3) married woman of Damas (Damascus). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Surı̈yè (Syria), Ottoman Empire

(1): Peasant woman from the environs of Damas (Damascus); (2): Druze woman from the environs of Damas (Damascus); and (3) married woman of Damas (Damascus). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Surı̈yè (Syria), Ottoman Empire

(1): Kurdish woman from the area of Yuzgat (Yozgat); (2): wife of a Christian artisan of Angora (Ankara); and (3): wife of a Muslim artisan of Angora (Ankara). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Angora (Ankara), Ottoman Empire

(1): Kurdish woman from the area of Yuzgat (Yozgat); (2): wife of a Christian artisan of Angora (Ankara); and (3): wife of a Muslim artisan of Angora (Ankara). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Angora (Ankara), Ottoman Empire

(1) Married Muslim woman of Skodra (Shkodër); (2) Married Christian woman of Skodra (Shkodër); and (3) peasant woman of Malissor. Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Skodra (Isķodra), Ottoman Empire

(1) Married Muslim woman of Skodra (Shkodër); (2) Married Christian woman of Skodra (Shkodër); and (3) peasant woman of Malissor. Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Skodra (Isķodra), Ottoman Empire

(1) Resident of Mostar; (2) bourgeois of Bosna-Seraı̈ (Sarajevo) ; and (3) married woman of Bosna-Seraı̈ (Sarajevo). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Bosna (Bosnia), Ottoman Empire

(1) Resident of Mostar; (2) bourgeois of Bosna-Seraı̈ (Sarajevo) ; and (3) married woman of Bosna-Seraı̈ (Sarajevo). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Bosna (Bosnia), Ottoman Empire

(1): Bachi Bozouk (mercenary soldier) of Angora (Ankara); (2): Muslim peasant from the area of Angora (Ankara); and (3): Muslim peasant woman from the area of Angora (Ankara). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Angora (Ankara), Ottoman Empire

(1): Bachi Bozouk (mercenary soldier) of Angora (Ankara); (2): Muslim peasant from the area of Angora (Ankara); and (3): Muslim peasant woman from the area of Angora (Ankara). Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Angora (Ankara), Ottoman Empire

Photographs by Pascal Sébah

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Cholon Actress, Cholon, Saigon, French Cochinchina [c1900's] Attribution Unk [RESTORED]

Great flickr set: Random pics from Old China, Restored

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Vanishing cultures

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Photographs of various different cultures by Kieron Nelson.

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Japanese theatre costume and a samurai

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