Witches in Warli tribe

Every religious ceremony in Warlis are mediated by a priest or Bhagata. In order to become main bhagata, students take intensive trainings in different groups, in caves or in hidden locations. This knowledge transfer is done by one of the main Bhagata. Bhagatahood training was forbidden to women, because it was observed that women whoContinue reading “Witches in Warli tribe”

Transformation

It is easy to be creative at a very young age but challenging to sustain that creativity in adulthood. I really admire some transformations of empty things brought to life. The below picture was taken in a Zoo at Antwerp, Belgium. A tree stump is transformed into an art. The street lamp posts of BelgiumContinue reading “Transformation”

Sword, a traditional symbol

Hasselt is the capital of Limburg, Belgium. Normally it is a quite town, but the city is always active during weekends with different activities. Hasselt is famous for speculoos (spiced biscuit), Jenever drink (traditional liqour) etc., At the city centre stands an old building named as ‘The Sweert’, a pharmacy. Since 1713, this building isContinue reading “Sword, a traditional symbol”

Schöner Brunnen, Nuremberg, Germany

‘Schöner brunnen’ is a 14th century fountain in Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg. The specialty of the fountain is, it has a rotatable brass ring in between the iron grills. Turning the ring is considered to bring good luck and your wish will be fulfilled. People who want to have a child, turn it thrice and have experienced the luck.Continue reading “Schöner Brunnen, Nuremberg, Germany”

Mei-avond, a dutch tradition

Meiavondviering (May evening) takes place every year at the end of April in Hasselt, Belgium. Hasselt has been following this tradition from mid-16th century. A large doll, made from birch tree is burnt. This doll represents winter, which means metaphorically ‘burning the winter and welcoming spring’.