Small Milk Pots and 3 Hands, PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE Collection

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Title: “Small Milk Pots and 3 Hands”.
This Edition: Copyright 2021 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia

About this Photograph:
Three hands guide and attach small metal milk pots to the back of a Hindu devotee. The milk pots have fish hook-like needles that are pierced into the skin so that the pots can hang from the devotee’s skin — each one an added weight to their physical pain of burden. This exercise of faith is considered a sort of physical trial in the pursuit of atonement. This ritual is performed during the Hindu celebration of Thaipusam.

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(2000 to Present)
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