Slide of a young man in a Kampa-style hat, worn especially for a festival

Photograph taken in Sourje village. The man shown in the photograph is carrying a symbolic drum. He has skewers in his face which are pushed by the shaman through one cheek and out the other in both directions. He is wearing an animal skin at the base of his shuba.

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