A petroglyph of the Monster Slayer, one of the Hero Twins. This petroglyph was created by the Dinetah, the ancestors of the Navajo people. Largo Canyon, New Mexico. Copyright:Adam Schallau

A petroglyph of the Monster Slayer, one of the Hero Twins. This petroglyph was created by the Dinetah, the ancestors of the Navajo people. Largo Canyon, New Mexico. Copyright:Adam Schallau

Mongolian woman's traditional costume. | Mongolian costumed mannequin in the National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish ethnographer Henning Haslund-Christensen collected these artefacts in 1936-37 during his visit to Mongolia on behalf of the National Museum of Denmark. | ©Miguel C, via Flickr

Mongolian woman's traditional costume. | Mongolian costumed mannequin in the National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish ethnographer Henning Haslund-Christensen collected these artefacts in 1936-37 during his visit to Mongolia on behalf of the National Museum of Denmark. | ©Miguel C, via Flickr

Africa | King's ceremonial robe from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. | Velvet, cotton, glass beads | ca. 1925 - 1950

Africa | King's ceremonial robe from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. | Velvet, cotton, glass beads | ca. 1925 - 1950

Shaman’s Tambourine ; Shor (Siberia, Kemerovo) ; The Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography

Shaman’s Tambourine ; Shor (Siberia, Kemerovo) ; The Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography

Photograph by Louis C. Faron. A female machi (mapuche shaman) has ascended her rewe or notched pole.

Photograph by Louis C. Faron. A female machi (mapuche shaman) has ascended her rewe or notched pole.

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