The kotilunak are characters of the Basque traditional Mardi Gras, very similar to joaldunak

They’re typical of Ustaritz, and this week they have started waking the earth up after winter by making the cowbells on their back sound. This also cast the bad spirits from the town, and announce Mardi Gras and spring are coming.

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A Khanty mother and her child eating raw reindeer meat in the Yamal Peninsula (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug), northern Siberia, Russia, 1991. Photograph courtesy of Marianna Flinckenberg-Gluschkoff.

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Vanuatu’s Indigenous groups fight for recognition of bungee jumping’s roots Pacific Beat By Prianka Srinivasan

Every year, as Vanuatu’s wild monsoon season comes to an end, Chief Luke Fargo instructs the boys of his village to build a 30-metre tower using branches cut from a nearby forest.

The 69-year-old chief, who has performed the ritual himself many times, invites people from around the world to watch these land diving ceremonies, called Nagol, from his home on the southern tip of Pentecost Island.



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Korongo Nuba women in the granary room of their house.

Korongo Nuba women in the granary room of their house.

Kordofan, Southern Sudan

Photograph: George RogerKorongo Nuba women in the granary room of their house.

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Zulu maidens wash themselves in a river in Soweto, South Africa. Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson

Zulu maidens wash themselves in a river in Soweto, South Africa.

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Irving Penn – Two Young Nondugl Girls, New Guinea, 1970

Irving Penn - Two Young Nondugl Girls, New Guinea, 1970

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Marquis Robert de Wavrin (1888 – 1971).

As of 1913, the Marquis Robert de Wavrin (1888 – 1971) was to spend many years exploring what were then the least-known areas of South-America. He would spend 25 years of his life returning there on a regular basis, and at his own expense, hoping to record on film with the camera he always carried regions, cultures and traditions whose primitive innocence would little by little destroyed by the inexorable advance of civilization and lucre. For it was the Walloon aristocrat’s wish, like Robert Flaherty’s before him, to immerse himself in these free and independent lands and peoples, blessed by an intact state of original innocence seen by de Wavrin, as by Rousseau, as the last sign of an unspoilt world which is condemned to disappear. He said that the Indians had confidence in his loyalty, and that he had never been able to remain in Europe for any great length of time. From 1913 to 1916, from 1919 to 1922 and from 1926 to 1930 he travelled throughout South America documenting the legends, the traditions, observing the customs, noting down many of the idioms. All his collections have found their way into the ethnographic museums of Paris and Brussels. This gives an idea of the interest of his films, first-hand records of primitive tribes which have in many cases since been decimated.

– IMDb Mini Biography By

Photos from       https://loeildelaphotographie.com/fr/robert-de-wavrin-de-villers-au-tertre-un-marquis-anthropologue-et-photographe/

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Andamanese are specially interesting to the anthropologist as representing the last pure remnant of palaeolithic man. They are frizzy-haired, dark-skinned people, averaging four feet ten inches in height, and are a merry, good-humoured folk among themselves, living in extremely elementary conditions of civilization. They include about a dozen tribes, grouped into coast- and jungle-men


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Awa tribe(Brazil)

Густые темные джунгли Амазонии таят в себе много неизвестного. В непроходимых лесах Бразилии живет индейское племя ава, которое до сих пор придерживается древних традиций. Дело в том, что женщины этого племени, кроме собственных малышей выкармливают грудью разных диких животных, в частности белок. Практически у каждой семьи в племени ава есть прирученное домашнее животное, которое мать семейства кормит грудью, пока зверек не вырастет. Животных, выросших на грудном вскармливании, Ава не употребляют в пищу. Фотографу Доменико Пульезе выпала уникальная возможность заглянуть в это закрытое сообщество и сделать фоторепортаж, который мы представляем тебе сегодня. Фотограф делится наблюдениями: «Они кормят белок и обезьян точно так же, как кормят своих детей, — грудью. Они так близки к природе. На самом деле даже не близки — они являются частью природы!» — говорит он. Чего добру пропадать?!


Сегодня племя ава насчитывает лишь 350 человек. С трудом верится, но 100 из них никогда не имели контакта с внешним миром.


Пульезе узнал об этом племени и увидел его воочию лишь в 2009 году.
Да, эта картина у наблюдателя вызывает шок. Однако нужно понимать: сколько в мире народов и племен — столько и традиций. То, что для одного кажется диким, для другого — обычное дело

Источник: https://chudesa.site/drevnyaya-tradiciya-etogo-amazonskogo-plemeni-povergaet-v-shok-okruzhayushhix-u-menya-volosy-vstali-dybom-2/ .

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Праздник пеки у Шингуано



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