Warsaw on the occasion, an annual holiday that marks the end of the rainy season and the awakening of nature, young men from the tribe which belonged to the Bororo heavily painted and dress up.
The make-up is an important part of the ceremony, which can last six days and six nights. On the face put a thick layer of ocher, and then RUB with fat for gloss (make-up layer sometimes reaches 3-5 cm). During the festival, young men participate in a beauty contest, the jury which consists of the 10 most beautiful girls of the tribe. The participants are all naked, and equally painted faces dancing to the virtuoso mastery of the art of makeup does not interfere with the girls impartially evaluate of manhood. Eerie smile frozen on the faces of contestants who need to demonstrate the white teeth and bulging eyes – to show off the vividness of proteins. The winner can choose any number of girls and stay with them until the next moon. The remaining judges on the girls are divided between the nearest rivals of the lucky man. Another 4-5 guys get the right to go with one of the other young beauties in the nearby forest and become a real man. Well, the rest will wait for next year.
The aborigines of North-Eastern Australia prior Continue reading
KOREA. LAND OF THE MORNING CALM
Most Ukrainians mention of South Korea is associated with cheap electronics,
spicy carrots with our markets and the stories about dog meat as a local delicacy. Unfortunately, myths often hide from us the reality…
One look at Seoul, the capital of South Korea, enough to agree: the state is indeed full of surprises! The first thing that catches your eye – hundreds of groups and placed singly skyscrapers. Here and there giant piles of they rested in a small haze of the sky – different configurations, different design, dressed in huge plasma screens or billboards. And in the shadow of modern architecture surrounded by a delightful hiding the silence of Buddhist temples or Palace complexes colorful former rulers of the country. But from the collision of past and present does not occur dissonance – different eras seamlessly intertwined, durmana sounds, smells, the tempo.
OH, THE ROADS…
The second pleasant shock – it’s expensive. Their perfectly smooth surface, without patches and potholes, causes unconcealed envy. They were modelled on the American highways, because often have four rows in each direction. In addition, the city is shrouded in a web of interchanges of air, Continue reading
Ancient Samarkand was a major trading center of the silk Road. Merchants passed these places transporting silk from the East to the West. The Silk Road was located several hundred cities. But in the middle of the XIV Century Samarkand became the stand out among them with its magnificence and wealth. This town owes its prosperity to the great conqueror, the descendant of Genghis Khan – Amir Temur. His Empire stretched from North India and almost to the shores of the Pacific ocean and to Turkey. But during his campaigns was unichtojena more than 17 million people. Amir Temur was a despotic and cruel government Telem. But this cruel man was a patron of the arts, scholarship and craft.
The beauty of the palaces of Amir Temur’s times is not their size but their amazing finish. Simple materials the ancient builders were able to create architectural masterpieces. A characteristic feature of buildings in the Timurid era is the widespread use of izraztsov tiles that came, must be from the architecture of Iran. Buildings are literally covered by it. The tiles are very bright and saturated colors. The combination of blue, yellow and green colors creates ineffable beauty of the pattern. Tile and tile products from green glass became a symbol of the heyday of Eastern, Central Asian Continue reading