Monthly Archives: December 2013

Devils in the Pastorale By Tzurumutaro (Michoacan, Mexico)

Overall, the characters in Mexican onmipresentes pastorelas are: Angel (depicting the Archangel Michael), the shepherds, the hermit (who embodies the spirit of the ancestors) and the devil always interested and willing to steal the baby Jesus, Child Sol). Lucifer, the enemy of light and forever Knight, you may occupy, for the first Indian converts, place Yayahuqui Texcatlipocatl, the black, and is almost always the most important character in the pastorals. (Carlos Romero Giordano)

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Cultural Dresses of Balochistan | The Lovely Planet

Cultural Dresses of Balochistan | The Lovely Planet.

Balochistan is the largest province of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in area which is also the richest province in terms of natural resources. But unfortunately, the people of Balochistan are the poorest and the most backward as compare to other parts of the country. There are many reasons for their retardation like the lack of education, slowness in development, ignorance by the authorities, typical tribal system and the everlasting abnormal situation.

But all this has never stopped the Baloch people to continue their lives with their unique traditions and customs. Although the modernization has put some effects upon the centuries old culture of the Baloch people, however, the colors of their culture is much reflected from their day to day affairs even, today. This might not be wrong to say that the most prestigious thing near to Balochs is their culture. Obviously, like many other ancient cultures of the world, where the traditional dresses have much significance, the enlightening feature of the Baloch culture is also their cultural dress. The cultural dresses of Balochistan are called as “phashik” in the Balochi language.

A group of Balochi folk dancers ( Image : mana008 )

A group of Balochi folk dancers ( Image : mana008 )

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The Traditional Tais of East Timor | The Lovely Planet

The Traditional Tais of East Timor | The Lovely Planet.

The women of East Timor are particularly famous for weaving a traditional cloth which is known as “Tais”. Tais has been used in this region since centuries. Historical significance of Tais is evident for the use of Tais cloth in the preparation of the religious attires. These dresses were used by the church in the religious ceremonies along with other items like feathers and ornaments.

A Timorese woman weaving Tais cloth

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Ritos sexuales y amorosos en las culturas del mundo


“De las 2.570 páginas que he escrito, sólo 280 (es decir, un 10%), tratan de sexualidad. ¿Quién se atrevería a decir que este asunto sólo representa la décima parte de nuestras preocupaciones conscientes, tanto entre los indígenas como entre los europeos?”  Verrier Elwin, antropólogo.

“No puedes ahumar bien el pescado fresco si le pones el fuego encima. Pon la leña debajo”  Proverbio de la etnia gun.

 Por Noemí Maza

En la tribu de los mendi, de Nueva Guinea, se produce un curioso cortejo amoroso llamado “tanim het. Durante el mismo, las parejas de enamorados se frotan mutuamente, cada vez con mayor rapidez. Finalmente, hacen el amor sobre el suelo, cubierto con hojas de caña de azúcar.

 La localidad leridana de Isil, España, ha preservado una antigua fiesta de iniciación sexual: las Fallas de Isil. La tarde previa al solsticio de verano…

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Sexual and amorous rites world cultures (English version)

Sexual and amorous rites world cultures | CANAL CULTURE.(English version)

Sexual and amorous rites in world cultures

By Naomi Maza

“Of the 2,570 pages I have written, only 280 (ie, 10%), dealing with sexuality. Who would dare to say that this case represents only one-tenth of our conscious concerns, both between and among indigenous Europeans? ”   Verrier Elwin, anthropologist.

“You can not smoke either fresh fish if you put the fire on top.  Put the wood underneath ”   Proverb ethnicity gun .

 By Naomi Maza

In  mendi tribe of New Guinea, a curious courtship called “het tanim occurs  . During the meeting, courting couples  rubbed  each other with increasing rapidity. Finally, make love on the floor, covered with leaves of sugarcane.

 The town of Lleida  Isil , Spain , has preserved an ancient festival of sexual initiation: Failures Isil. The evening before the summer solstice, the rising young singles to find more high solar fire surrounding peaks at sunset down loading logs pinned to the back. In the village await the single girls each pick a guy, that gives you a bunch of floors  and abortive aphrodisiac . Then, spend the night together.
In 1938 it was noted that young  Dahomey  carry on his left cheek scarification in a small circular shape. This signal pales when excited, which means that’s where you have to kiss them. In the inner thighs had a network of disturbing calls incisions Zidon ( “push me” ).
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Kayan Lahwi women, Burma | Retronaut

Kayan Lahwi women, Burma | Retronaut.

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Ceremonial Dress of the Kwakiutl and Nootka Tribes of British Columbia | Retronaut

Ceremonial Dress of the Kwakiutl and Nootka Tribes of British Columbia | Retronaut.

Kwakiutl people, some bowing before totem poles in background, others seated facing front as part of the nunhlim ceremony, the four days prior to the Winter Dance

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Nigerian dances | Retronaut

Nigerian dances | Retronaut.

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Photographer Adolphe Sylvain‘s black and white images are both a tribute to Tahitian women’s spell binding sensuality and a testimony of their actual beauty and allure.

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Перуанский танец с ножницами .

Перуанский танец с ножницами . Обсуждение на LiveInternet – Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников.

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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