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Diver jumping from a tower erected for Naghol land diving on Pentecost Island Vanuatu c...

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DGC418636
Title
Diver jumping from a tower erected for Naghol (land diving) on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, c.1920 (b/w photo)
Location
Private Collection
Medium
black and white photograph
Date
1920 AD (C20th AD)
Description

Vanuatuan ritual Naghol (vine diving), traditional practice in spring with legendary origin in a love story and connected with a fertility rite to ensure a successful yam crop;

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Prismatic Pictures / Bridgeman Images
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