Warrior 2 Nagaland -
A Naga elder meets the camera’s gaze with strength inside his home. He wears traditional attire for an annual festival as well as his tattoos earned in battle.
I am working on a photography expedition to this area in march/april 2015. Heres the link to the mailing list for this and other trips.
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From left to right: Icelandic magical staff, vodou veve, goetic sigil.
The visual similarities among these three ritual symbolic traditions are striking.
Illustration by Chéri Hérouard for La Vie Parisienne Magazine, 1922
Mervyn O’ Gorman, Christina with purple Buddlia, 1913
Chaos (The Creation) - Ivan Aivazovsky
Shah Diamond, an 88.7 carat, yellow-tinged, and extremely clear gem of Indian origin that bears inscriptions on three facets. A deep cut in the diamond indicates that it was worn as a talisman. It is believed that the diamond was discovered in the Golconda mines in India in the 16th century, before they were abandoned. According to Tavernier’s description, in 1665, the diamond was suspended by a thread before the throne of the Great Moghuls, so that a shah sitting on the throne could look at it.
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