A woman with a moon falling from her mouth, roses between her legs and tiaras of Spanish moss, this woman is a consort of the spirits. ”
1) Gennady Pavlishin’s illustration to a storybook titled Tales of the Amur, which contains folk tales collected amongst the Nanai people by Dmitry Nagishkin. The illustrator was quite fascinated with traditional motifs of peoples living in the region of the river Amur and he integrated a good amount of these patterns into his artwork.
2) A Nanai ritual specialist and his assistant photographed in 1895