Tooth painting is an ancient custom of many countries in the Far East, such as Japan, southern China, Vietnam and Malaysia. Each region has its distinct traditions and methods. In Vietnam, tooth painting is (or was) practiced by the majority ethnic group (Kinh) as well as minority peoples. The Si La men paint their teeth red and the women paint theirs black. This practice has slowly declined with each new generation. (woman from Tonkin, 1905)
Khamsa – The Khamsa or Hamesh is an amulet in the form of a hand, which is popular throughout North Africa and the Middle East. It is worn by those of Islamic and Jewish faith alike. By Sarah Corbett. | Ethnic Jewels Magazine
Holy land, holy market. By Alaa Eddine Sagid | Ethnic Jewels Magazine At the southern edge of the Anatolian plateau lies Sanliurfa, a city shrouded in mysticysm and history Famed among muslims as the place where prophet Abraham´s faith was trialled by powerfull Assyrian king Nimrud, it contains a vast holy complex wıth tombs and mosques that attracts scores of pilgrims from around the whole middle east.