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Bumbur Valley, Pakistan
Kalash tradition dictates that women retreat to a hut called the Bashali for five days during their menstral cycle. All births take place in the Bashali and only women are allowed inside. Milkhunzar had just returned home after her first stay in the Bashali. Immediately upon leaving the hut the women must wash in the river, change their clothes, and rebraid their hair before returning home. The tattoos on Milkhunzar’s face are made from mulberry juice and the eyeliner is finely ground goats horn that is mixed with water.
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.