Theyyam, Hindu ritual worship of Kerala, India. A folk religion, several thousands of years old. Theyyam is a god & they are seeking it's blessing. This dance is an invocation performed in front of the shrine, or in houses as ancestor worship.
"Botánicas such as this one in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, cater to the Latino community and sell folk medicine alongside statues of Catholic saints, candles decorated with prayers, lucky bamboo, and other items."
Symbols from twelve world religious movements. Row 1: Bahá'í Faith, Buddhism Row 2: Christianity, Chinese folk religion, Hinduism, Islam Row 3: Jainism, Judaism, Paganism, Shinto Row 4: Sikhism, Taoism
Jeff Nishinaka’s paper dragons. I often feel that Chinese "dragons" are overrepresented -- that the long does not get mentioned in Chinese folk religion and lore anywhere near as often as it does in western projections of Chinese lore -- but this papercraft image is just so damn cool.