Monday, April 27, 2009

With rings on her fingers...

Punam Bean's photographs of this couple's Jewish Yemenite Henna Ceremony are like something straight out of National Geographic, photos of a time long gone and outfits consigned to attics, museums and those who make their living from posing for tourist photos.

But they're not gone, not buried.

There are people who still own such a thing, wear such a thing.

And I'm jealous.

. images by Punam Bean


  1. wow, that is beautiful. i wonder if she feels weighed down by all the jewelry-- if so, she's not showing it at all!

  2. You're exactly right about National Geographic. Punam is amazing- I remember when I first heard of her on Weddingbee and now she's a household name!

  3. Wow. Completely yellow-cover worthy.


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