Discover Asia's Vanishing Traditional Tattoos

 

The distinctive facial tattoos of the Konyak are typically related to whether an individual had participated in combat. Additional tattoos came to mark a man's body if he took human life. © Lars Krutak

A compilation of visual stories that connect the land, culture and people of Eurasia that were linked by the former Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan, the ruler who united the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia.

Horse Breeding in Eastern Mongolia. The Mongol Empire was established on horseback. The rise and fall of the empire was dramatic. The Mongols are back to where they began and their horse breeding traditions continue.

 

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