SVANETIA (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE): MM8204

Women prepare food at the Ormotsi of Bondo Pangani.  Ormotsi is the 40th day anniversary of a person's death.  Bondo's mother Pukria sits in Bondo's old room where all his clothes and belongings are piled on his bead below his photograph.  The mother mourns in this room all day and the food for the feast, including animal heads of the sacrificed beasts, sit in the this room until it is time to have the large public meal and the smaller family toasts at the grave.Svanetia, Georgia.
MM8204

Women prepare food at the Ormotsi of Bondo Pangani. Ormotsi is the 40th day anniversary of a person's death.

Bondo's mother Pukria sits in Bondo's old room where all his clothes and belongings are piled on his bead below his photograph. The mother mourns in this room all day and the food for the feast, including animal heads of the sacrificed beasts, sit in the this room until it is time to have the large public meal and the smaller family toasts at the grave.

Svanetia, Georgia.