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Phil Borges Spirit of Place Collection, Pakistan - Shama Ibrahim
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Shama Ibrahim, 71
Altit Village, Hunza Pakistan

Shama Ibrahim is one of the remaining Bitan (shaman) in the Hunza Valley of Northern Pakistan. At fifteen he was in the high pastures herding his goats when he heard voices. As he turned around he saw a group of spirits in a circle. He immediately fainted. When he regained consciousness it was dark and his goats were gone. Shaking with fear, he felt a power move him down the very steep slope of the mountain and back to his village. Today he is recognized as a very powerful healer. One item from a patient placed under his pillow will produce a dream in which he sees the patient’s problem and its solution.

Collection: Spirit of Place - Pakistan
Artist: Photographer Phil Borges
Medium: black and white fine art photography collection
Finish: Framed


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.

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