31 May 2005

Khevsurs- Chewsuren

I am impressed that quite some searches from far abroad asking the Khevsurs. Here is a photo from a small Atengenoba ceremony near Shatili in July 2004. The men are praying. The Khevisberi ('Oldest' of the Valley) with the cross on his breast leads the ceremony. Soon he will sacrifice the sheeps cutting the throats, and spilling the blood around the small christian church-temple, outside the right border of this image. The men will take the sheeps home later, where will be prepared various dishes.

Here are some more photos of Khevsurs and Khevsureti and the Atengenoba feast.

1 comment:

betapundit said...

Excellent photo, and excellent blog. Keep up the good work!