Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoonboxes of Daghestan: Magic Medicine Symbols in Silk, Stone, Wood and Flesh
Bennett & Bloom, 2006 - Decoration and ornament - 95 pages
Beneath the rural Islamic society in ancient villages perched among the Great Causasus Mountains, animist tattoos on women and decorations on ritual spoon boxes share symbols that are believed to protect the heart and the family. Three experts have recorded this system of folk medicine.
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Tattooed mountain women of Daghestan
Spoon boxes of the mountain hearth
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19th century adoration Akusha rayon Amazons ancestors ancient arabesque Arabic Archi Armenian Astral cult tattoos Avar back board band bird breasts butt joints carved wood Caucasian Mountain Caucasus central container centre Chenciner colours crossed arms Daghestan Dargi Debirov decoration Derbent designs Dowel joints eagle elders emblems embroideries example female figurines finial forearm forehead front fruitwood Gabib Gapshima Gapshima village Greek hand head-and-shoulders hearth-chain height horns horses Islam Ismailov Kaitag embroideries khinkal dumplings Khunzakh Kubachi Lezghi London/Photo Magomedkhan Makhachkala master mirror mountain villages mummies nails nature worship North Asia painted pair panel papakha Pazyryk pegs Photo Private collection quatrefoil rams rayon rectangular ritual Romans rosette Russian Rutul scraffitto shamans side boards side boxes side sections similar Soviet spoon boxes Spot tattoos Star symbols Tamga tamgami tattoos tombstones totemic tracery traditional Tree trefoil triangles Tsakhurs variant warrior woman wooden wrist