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RC.2012-14
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RC.2012-14
At the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of Young Reindeer', Rita Votgyrgina, pounds the burnt bones of the sacrificed reindeer into a fine powder with an ancestral ceremonial stone hammer and mortar. The powdered bones will then be buried at the site of a ritual fire, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-15
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RC.2012-15
An ancestral stone hammer & mortar used at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of Young Reindeer', to pound the burnt bones of the sacrificed reindeer into a fine powder. The powdered bones will then be buried at the site of a ritual fire, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-16
© B&C Alexander
RC.2012-16
An ancestral stone hammer used at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of Young Reindeer', to pound the burnt bones of the sacrificed reindeer into a fine powder. The powdered bones will then be buried at the site of a ritual fire, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
MAL0107-11
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MAL0107-11
Four Dogon women pound millet to a coarse flour, whilst a fifth keeps them to a steady rhythm by clapping her hands.
Mali, West Africa.

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