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Перуанский танец с ножницами .

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Этот танец обязательно вызовет у вас удивление и любопытство. Танец с ножницами распространен в центральных и южных горах Перу и представляет собой священный ритуал.

Танцоров с ножницами называют danzaq, они одеты в яркие наряды, держат в руках большие острые ножницы, при этом выполняя сложные танцевальные движения, прыжки и трюки, которые называются atipanakuy. Аккомпанементом для танца служит музыка арф и скрипок.

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По мнению антропологов загадочные перуанский танец с ножницами появился в 1524–м в период восстания против испанских колонистов. Танец символизирует возвращение старых богов, которые пришли победить навязанное перуанцам христианство.

Танцевальные ножницы представляют собой отдельные заточенные лезвия по 25 см каждое. Интересно, что для того, чтобы показать высокий уровень духовности, танцоры должны пройти ряд испытаний. Среди них ходьба по огню, поедание стекла, вонзание в тело острых предметов.

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A few variations of the Panamanian traditional…

A few variations of the Panamanian traditional…

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A few variations of the Panamanian traditional dress Pollera.

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In Panama and Colombia, handmade polleras are worn during festivals or celebrations. Currently it is the National Costume of Panama. They are mainly made of cotton and wool, and you will usually see colorful flowers as designs on the pollera. Although they do have a dominant white color. Girls and women would generally own two polleras during their life: one before age 16 and one at adulthood. A single pollera can cost from several hundred to several thousands of dollars and take up to a year to create. The gold and pearl mosquetas and tembleques that provides a pollera are generally passed down as heirlooms through generations. [x]

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Anthony Karen.Vodou: Inside the rituals of Haiti’s Vodou faith

Anthony Karen Vodou: Inside the rituals of Haiti’s Vodou faith: Mesmerizing photos show animals being sacrificed and worshipers overcome by spirits during ceremonies of the intriguing Caribbean religion | Mail Online.

An enchanting collection of photographs has given a glimpse inside Haiti’s Vodou faith – but it’s not all animal sacrifice and evil spirits.

Anthony Karen said he felt compelled to travel to the Caribbean country after a documentary piqued his interest in its dark and mysterious rituals.

But once there, he discovered there are many misconceptions about the religion he now considers one of the most organic and natural forms of spirituality.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

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Several times a day, light casts down from an opening at the highest point of the grotto ceiling, during these times, many Vodouisants can be found making their requests to the Loa/Iwa. It was that same light that the Taino Indians in that region centered many of their rituals

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Citizens of the World: America Nambikwara Indians (homage to Claude Lévi-Strauss)

Citizens of the World: America Nambikwara Indians (homage to Claude Lévi-Strauss).

Neither men nor women wear clothes, are distinguished from neighboring tribes for both the physical type that for the poverty of their culture. The stature of the Nambikwara is small: m. i, about 6o for men, and m. 1.50 for women, and for the latter, like many other South American Indian, do not have a very slim waist, their limbs are more slender, their ends more minute, and attaches them more fragile than you might think . They are all darker skin, and many are suffering from skin diseases that cover their body mottled purplish, but in healthy people, they love to roll around in the sand to give their skin a velvety brown color that, especially in young women, it is extremely attractive. The head is elongated, the lines often fine and well drawn, his eyes alive, the hair system more developed than in the populations of strain Mongolian, hair rarely decided by a black and a little wavy.The women clothing was reduced to a wire shells tied around her waist and led to some other form of necklace or bandolier, mother of pearl earrings or feathers, bracelets cut in the armor of the armadillo and, at times, some strip of straw or cotton (woven by men) tight biceps or ankles …
Claude Lévi-Strauss – Saudades do Brasil (Tristes Tropiques)
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Cittadini del Mondo: America Indios Korubo

Cittadini del Mondo: America Indios Korubo.

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The Bolivian Mennonite Lifestyle as Photographed by Jordi Ruiz Cirera

The Bolivian Mennonite Lifestyle as Photographed by Jordi Ruiz Cirera | Feature Shoot.

by ALEX POTTER on SEPTEMBER 10, 2012

Bolivian Mennonites Jordi Ruiz Cirera

They arrived in Bolivia during the fifties, coming from Canada, Mexico or Belize, where their lifestyle was being threatened. In Canada the young people wasn’t taking the right path, and then the government banned their education system. That was enough for leaving the country, and so a group of them went to Bolivia invited by the government with the promise of land and religious freedom. Nowadays in Bolivia, there are more than fifty thousand Mennonites, or Menonos, as they are called here, although the exact number is difficult to know as many of them are living unregistered or with foreign passports. They still live as their ancestors did on the S.XVI Germany, without cars, electricity, telephone, and extremely isolated from the local community.—Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Jordi Ruiz Cirera is a Spanish documentary photographer based in London. Featured is a selection of work from his long term project documenting the lifestyle Bolivian Mennonites.

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Peru’s Naughty and Erotic Moche Pottery

Peru’s Naughty and Erotic Moche Pottery.

Museo Larco contains a notable collection of pre-Columbian Moche erotic potteries

 

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Indigenous yawalapiti children

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indigenous yawalapiti children playing in the brazilian xingu river.

“aritana, the yawalapiti cacique…told me that a man should be like a good, old tree; he should give fruit throughout his lifetime, and towards the end produce a huge shadow to shelter others.” (updated) photos and text ueslei marcelino

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Zo’é tribe – Survival International

Zo’é – Survival International.

 

A peaceful way of life

 

 

The Zo’é are a small, isolated tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforests of north Brazil. They only came into sustained contact with outsiders in 1987 when missionaries of the New Tribes Mission built a base on their land.
Their land has been officially recognized by the government, which controls access to it to minimise the transmission of potentially fatal diseases such as flu and measles.

The Zo’é live in large rectangular thatched houses which are open on all sides. Here several families live together, sleeping in hammocks slung from the rafters and cooking over open fires along the sides.

Zo'é women usually carry their babies in slings which they weave from palm fibres or cotton grown in their gardens.
Zo’é women usually carry their babies in slings which they weave from palm fibres or cotton grown in their gardens.
© Fiona Watson/Survival

The Zo’é prize Brazil nuts, and often site their communities in groves of Brazil nut trees. As well as providing a rich source of food, the nut shells are fashioned into bracelets, and the shell fibre is used to make hammocks.

Zo’é communities are surrounded by large gardens where manioc and other tubers, peppers, bananas and many other fruits and vegetables are grown. Cotton is cultivated and used to make body ornaments and hammocks, to bind arrow heads and to weave slings for carrying babies.

© Fiona Watson/Survival
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Celebrando San Paulo, Michoacan, Mexico

Did you see the wind — Celebrando San Paulo, Michoacan, Mexico.

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