Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoonboxes of Daghestan: Magic Medicine Symbols in Silk, Stone, Wood and Flesh

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Bennett & Bloom, 2006 - Decoration and ornament - 95 pages
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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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