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the ashanti girls

The figures displayed in a Zurich shop window are from the Ashanti culture of western Africa.  They are carried by expectant mothers to protect their unborn babies from deformity and likewise bless them with beauty. 

They seem to be united in a stance under the towering reflection of St. Peter's, the oldest church in Zürich, whose origins go back to pre-900. 

 

the ashanti girls

The figures displayed in a Zurich shop window are from the Ashanti culture of western Africa.  They are carried by expectant mothers to protect their unborn babies from deformity and likewise bless them with beauty. 

They seem to be united in a stance under the towering reflection of St. Peter's, the oldest church in Zürich, whose origins go back to pre-900. 

 

comments (5)

umm interesting.. also I have one from a while ago comimg up.. it was special
  • Mia
  • US of A
  • 3 Nov 2006, 01:02
Interesting culture... although its ironic that in hindi ashanti means disturbance or the opposite of silence and peace. liking how you made this shot appear multi-exposed.
Shanti: Thanks for your input, Mia. I don't think there's a relationship to the African culture, but the Hindi meaning of this word does seem to fit the photo as well...
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 3 Nov 2006, 05:18
very nice reflections shanti and intersting commentary too.
Shanti: Thanks Nev. I appreciate your visits and comments a lot.
This image caught my eye, I like the juxtaposition between the reflection and the figures in the window.
Creatively shot...I like

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