SVANETIA (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE): MM8204

The Family of Mamuka Qaldani gather at the the Lichanish festivities, which are organized once a year to ask for blessing for the birth of sons in the family.  Tall poles are erected with the belief that the tallest will bring the greatest blessings to the family.
MM8204

The Family of Mamuka Qaldani gather at the the Lichanish festivities, which are organized once a year to ask for blessing for the birth of sons in the family. Tall poles are erected with the belief that the tallest will bring the greatest blessings to the family.