Attaching Milk Pots to Back, PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE Collection

About this Photograph: Small metal milk pots are hooked to the back of a Hindu devotee. The milk pots have fish hook-like needles that are pierced into the skin, so the pots hang from the devotee’s skin. It is considered a sort of physical burden in pursuit of atonement. This ritual is performed during the Hindu celebration of Thaipusam.

Title: “Attaching Milk Pots to Back”.
This Edition: Copyright 2021 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia


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