Before they disappear
Photographer Jimmy Nelson loves to travel the world and learn new things. In his next photo project he decided to investigate in more detail the remote tribes in different parts of the world.
These ancient and, at times, and lesser known communities living in remote and even harsh regions of the world have a very rich and interesting story and a great variety of interesting customs and traditions. Unfortunately, the name of the photo project "Before they disappear," is more than a label, because some of these communities really soon could disappear from the face of the earth through the fault of "more advanced" civilizations.
"Asaro with the Eastern Mountains"
The members of the tribe were coated with mud whole body, except for the persons. In this case, all the people of Papua New Guinea has long been believed that the mud of the river poisoned Asaro. Instead of covering their faces with this alleged poisonous mud, people Asaro started making masks out of stones that were heated and washed with water from the waterfalls. Masks these unusual shape and is traditionally decorated by various elements, such as very short or very long ears, reaches the chin, the long links eyebrows over the ears, horns or mouths on their side.
Asaro tribe people smear themselves with mud, wearing frightening masks and brandishing spears
According to legend, the "mud people" won an enemy tribe and forced to flee to Asaro River. The defeated tribe waited for the sunset, after which his men tried to escape. Enemies saw dark figures rise from the river banks, all in the mud, and thought that their attack river spirits. Terrified enemies Asaro ran back to his village. After that, all the neighboring villages converged on the view that the tribe makes Asaro river itself. Smart elders saw this as an advantage and tried to do everything in order to smear themselves with mud tradition preserved.
This ancient people living in the Chukotka Peninsula. Unlike the other indigenous peoples of Siberia, Russian troops did not manage to conquer the Chukchi. But their culture and traditions suffered greatly during the Soviet period, as the vodka, and from environmental pollution.
The Chukchi live on the mainland at the expense of reindeer husbandry: they eat cooked venison, deer brain and bone marrow, as well as make the reindeer soup.
One of the traditional dishes prepared from the Chukchi semidigested moss from the stomach of the reindeer, mixed with blood, fat and pieces of boiled entrails of the deer. Kitchen coastal Chukchi based on walrus meat, seals, whales and marine algae. Both groups were fed frozen fish, as well as the leaves and roots. Now Chukchi traditional dishes complemented with canned vegetables and other products which they buy in stores.
Thread on the bones and tusks of walruses - the most developed forms of folk art among the Chukchi.
Common themes: landscapes and scenes of everyday life - hunting, grazing deer and wildlife Chukotka. In traditional society, only men do it all the Chukchi. Women are assigned classes in sewing and embroidery, which they do very well.
Because of the harsh climate and the difficulties of life in the tundra hospitality and generosity are highly valued among the Chukchi. They believe that everything in this world has a soul. Traditional way of life is still preserved, but is constantly supplemented with something new.
"Goroka" (the capital of the province of Eastern Highlands Province in Papua - New Guinea)
The indigenous population of the second largest island in the world - one of the most heterogeneous in the world. The harsh landscape and historical tribal war led to the destruction of vegetation and the appearance of different languages. Several different tribes scattered across the high plateau.
Life in the mountainous villages of simple. There are a lot of good food, family ties are highly valued, as well as natural wonders. Local live by hunting, gathering and agriculture. Tribal feuds - it familiar, and male soldiers do not spare effort and imagination to hit the enemy tribe of his war paint and decorations.
A boy from the tribe Going.
Himba - an ancient tribe of tall, slender and stately shepherds
Since the XVI century they live in scattered settlements, leading virtually unchanged way of life, surviving in war and drought. The structure of the tribe to help them live in one of the harshest habitats of the planet.
It is believed that the first inhabitants of Papua - New Guinea migrated to the island more than 45 000 years ago. Today, more than 3 million people, half of a heterogeneous population, live on the local highlands. Some of these communities for thousands of years are an unceasing tribal conflict with its neighbors.
The tribes fighting over land, women and pigs.
Much attention is paid to how to impress the opponent. The largest tribe - fuck - paint their faces yellow, red and white colors and are known for their tradition of making beautiful wigs from their own hair. Ax hook completes this very frightening picture.
Tari Valley with magnificent views of the valley below and surrounding peaks. This high mountain forests with thundering waterfalls. Local tribes living by hunting, which involved mostly men, as well as gathering and agriculture - this is followed by women. Men helped liberate the land, but the responsibility for all the rest lies with the women.
The eastern half of New Guinea gained full independence from Australia in 1975, and when there was a state of Papua - New Guinea. Local indigenous people - one of the most diverse in the world. By tradition, the different tribes scattered across high plateau, and live in small agricultural clans.
Hats decorated with feathers (cockatoos, parakeets, lories and birds of paradise).
Small round shells kina hanging from a hole in the nose, and some members of the tribe is inserted into the nose of the bird of paradise feathers.
These tribes live by hunting (men), as well as gathering and agriculture (women).
The descendants of Turkic, Mongolian and Indo-Iranian tribes and the Huns, who inhabited the territory between Siberia and the Black Sea.
This semi-nomads who roamed with their herds of animals over the mountains and valleys of Western Mongolia since the XIX century.
The Kazakhs - semi-nomads and shepherds.
Many families in Kazakhstan is still several times a year move from place to place with their herds. Families with small herds remain closer to their "winter home" in the summer, but, nevertheless, erecting a yurt. Summer yurt is richly decorated with embroidery, felt and woven patterns.
The ancient falconry - one of the many traditions and skills possessed by the Kazakhs, and for which they have managed to hold on for all these years.
Traditionally, local nomads depended on their clan and herds, believed in the pre-Islamic heaven cults of ancestors, fire and supernatural good and evil spirits.
a long and interesting history of Maori descent can be traced back to the XIII century, the mythical homeland of the tribe called Gavaiki in eastern Polynesia. Due to the long centuries of isolation Maori have established their own society with a distinctive art, a separate language and unique mythology.
The main aspects of traditional Maori culture is art, dance, legends, and tattoo community. While the arrival of European colonists in the XVIII century greatly influenced the lifestyle of Maori, many aspects of their traditional society remained unchanged even in the XXI century.
Kai - so called Maori food
Their diet is based on poultry and fish, as well as supplemented by herbs and plant roots. In their tribal Maori gardens also grow root vegetables, including sweet potatoes, pumpkin and sweet potatoes.
War haka dance is one of the most famous traditions of the Maori.
These dances are accompanied by song and shock - hand in hand, stamping and spanking palms on the thighs. The dance itself consists of vigorous movements, representing the militant and aggressive posture, because this dance was originally coined to intimidate the enemy.