1. fotojournalismus:

    Kuchis (Pashtun nomads) in Ghazni and the Hindu Kush mountains, Afghanistan. 

    Photographs by Victor Englebert.

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  3. chaosophia218:

    Claude Paradin - Devises Heroïques, 1557.

    (via roi-poulpe)

     
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  5. art-of-swords:

    Sword Photography

    Source:  Copyright © 2014 ARW Photography

     
  6. art-of-swords:

    Sword with Scabbard of Faustin I (1782–1867), Emperor of Haiti

    • Maker: Robert Mole (British, Birmingham, 1800–1856)
    • Dated: 1850
    • Culture: British
    • Medium: steel, silver, gold, wood, textile (velvet)
    • Measurements: overall length 39 1/2 inches (100.3 cm)
    • Signature: engraved within a cartouche on the reverse of the blade at its base: Robert Mole / Sword Cutler / Birmingham.
    • Inscription: inscribed on the guard beneath the crowned coat of arms of Haiti: “DIEU MA PATRIE ET MON EPEE LIBERTE INDEPENDENCE”; on the obverse of the blade: “HOMMAGE DU G•O•D’ HAITI”; on the reverse of the blade: “A L.’ ILL. FAUSTIN SOULOUQUE EMPEREUR D’ HAITI”

    Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

     
  7. art-of-swords:

    Sword Photography - Lady Sif

    Source: Copyright © 2014 La Forja de Prometeo

     
  8. seandunkley:

    archiemcphee:

    Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze (previously featured here) recently completed a fascinating new series of his exquisite taxidermy Fairies. These delicate sculptures are primarily composed of parts from many different insect species, but if you look closely you’ll notice bones, seeds and even a few scorpion parts as well.

    Visit Cedric Laquieze’s blog for many additional images and to check out some of his other enchanting creations.

    [via Cedric Laquieze]

    Morbid but cool.

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  9. likeafieldmouse:

    Arne Svenson - The Neighbors (2013)

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  10. art-of-swords:

    Yatagan Sword

    • Dated: 19th century
    • Culture: Turkish
    • Measurements: overall length 78.5 cm

    The sword has a curved, single-edged, concave blade. The silver grip and ring-nut are  engraved with floral motifs and have remains of gilding and nielloed frames. The pommel features the typical “ears”.

    Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.