AmorArmor
A visual anthropological exploration of worldwide traditional clothing and jewellery.
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Romanian peasant woman from Clopotiva, Hunedoara county, 1923. Photography by ethnographer Romulus Vuia
 
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Well, hello there.
Romanian peasants from Bistrita-Nasaud county, Transylvania. cca. 1930s
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Pride in Romanian women from Chisătău, Banat, 1923.
Photography by anthropologist Romulus Vuia.
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Pride in Romanian woman in Poiana, Caraș-Severin, 1923.
Photographed by anthropologist Romulus Vuia.
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Credit: Jason Taylor/Survival International  
The Dongria Kondh women of the Niyamgiri hills in Odisha state, India – who call themselves Jharnia, or protectors of streams – have lived in the lush, forested hills for millennia. For the past 10 years these women have worked with Dongria men to protect their most sacred mountain, Niyam Dongar, against plans for an opencast bauxite …
More on http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2013/mar/07/international-womens-day-tribal-heroines-pictures
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Credits: Jason Taylor
India’s Dongria Kondh tribe have rejected plans by mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills. Although the decision is not yet final, the case has been hailed as an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights …
http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2164975/dongria_kondh_tribe_of_india_resist_powerful_mining_company.html
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Romanian peasant from Poiana Sibiului, southern Transylvania. Photograph taken by Kurt Hielscher, 1933
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Romanian peasant, photograph taken by Kurt Hielscher in 1933.
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Another beautiful shot by Eric Valli (2000(, a Rana Tharu young women (Nepal). The Rana Tharu young women have the right to seek divorce - they are called “Nepal’s women of grace”. See more:
http://www.ericvalli.org/
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Beautiful shot by Eric Valli, 1980 - from his ‘High Himalaya’ series, ”Pindzo and his wife in the Arun Valley”. Check out more at:
http://www.ericvalli.org/#/himalaya/