Southern China: shamans and the Kitchen God - paulsmit
'Shaman of Miao tribe-2.'

	At a village 20 km east of Hexian a shaman of the Miao mountain tribe holds a ritual sword and has his cheeks pierced by a golden pin. The yellow papers at his belt are fu-talismans, the burnt rests of which can be used as a medicine. Photo Mick Palarczyk.