by Ekaterina Shtanko
from ‘Norwegian Fairytales’
Oi, In the Forest
The Pazyryk Carpet - the oldest carpet ever found, probably produced by the nomadic Scythian peoples of the Altai mountains in Siberia c. 5th century BC, discovered in a Scythian burial mound in the 1940s.
The decorations include winged griffins, horses and antlered deer motifs.
Now housed in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
more info here
Old Tibetan woman in Ladakh, India
from the Ladakh Flickr gallery
Photographs of Gypsies in Europe c. mid 20th C from the Dutch Nationaal Archief
Shall the Meek? 2