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This 1922 photo is said to show a ghost wedding.  The woman is supposedly a nǚ guǐ (女鬼), or ghost woman: a woman who died unmarried has no family and can't become an ancestor, so she returns and haunts. There's a simple solution to the nǚ guǐ hauntings, though: find a man and pay him to marry her.  These "profound weddings" (冥婚) are an important function of the Dàoshi, and a kinder form of exorcism.

This 1922 photo is said to show a ghost wedding. The woman is supposedly a nǚ guǐ (女鬼), or ghost woman: a woman who died unmarried has no family and can't become an ancestor, so she returns and haunts. There's a simple solution to the nǚ guǐ hauntings, though: find a man and pay him to marry her. These "profound weddings" (冥婚) are an important function of the Dàoshi, and a kinder form of exorcism.

"Dogon Mask Dance" [Mali], by mobilevirgin, via Flickr.  Love the use of all the shells; at least I assume those are shells.

"Dogon Mask Dance" [Mali], by mobilevirgin, via Flickr. Love the use of all the shells; at least I assume those are shells.

This 14th c cap is surmounted by a small ball bound with red thread.  The outer layer is pattern-woven (possibly lampas weave) silk fabric. The lining is woven of a bast-like fiber.  The pieces appear to have been quilted before they were sewn together. The quilt pattern of lozenges, stitched in red thread, can be viewed as overlapping six-pointed stars.  by men, women, and children in Mamluk Egypt.  Cairo Museum in Egypt (Is tagging correct? or Cleveland?)

This 14th c cap is surmounted by a small ball bound with red thread. The outer layer is pattern-woven (possibly lampas weave) silk fabric. The lining is woven of a bast-like fiber. The pieces appear to have been quilted before they were sewn together. The quilt pattern of lozenges, stitched in red thread, can be viewed as overlapping six-pointed stars. by men, women, and children in Mamluk Egypt. Cairo Museum in Egypt (Is tagging correct? or Cleveland?)

How comfortable would all those heavy coins be, resting on your nose? She looks happy enough, though.

How comfortable would all those heavy coins be, resting on your nose? She looks happy enough, though.

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