Southern China: shamans and the Kitchen God - paulsmit
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’Procession with Miao shamans-1.’

	During New Year festivities in the Hejiang valley east of Hexian, members of a Miao mountain tribe carry their shamans in sedan-chairs. The cheeks of the shamans are pierced by golden pins as proof of their special powers. Photo Mick Palarczyk.