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Mezail Shah 7, Rafiulla 9
Rumbur Valley, Pakistan
Mezail Shah was stung near his eye while taking care of his honeybees. Among the Kalash only the men are allowed to harvest and eat honey. In this patriarchal society, the sacred realm is associated with men and goats. The bees are believed to be male and the all male beehive is not allowed to be contaminated by women. Women are also not allowed to eat the meat of a male goat or visit the ‘pure realm’ of the high pastures where the goats are grazed in the summer months.
Collection: Spirit of Place - Pakistan
Artist: Photographer Phil Borges
Medium: black and white fine art photography collection
These beautiful black and white fine art photography of people portrait of indigenous cultures are the trademark of humanitarian photographer Phil Borges. All collections of Phil Borges' work are available at Hallmark Fine Art Gallery located in San Diego's La Jolla Cove. Gallery also has Phil Borges' award-winning photography books Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered. Call 858-551-8108 for more information.