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Nasa-salar - Promo by PureBlackLove Nasa-salar - Promo by PureBlackLove
EN: In the zoroastrian tradition, Nāsā-sālars are the caretakers of the dead (aka the caretakers of potential pollutants). They are the only ones that can touch corpses and place them into the Dakhmas (in english, Towers of Silence), circular raised structures used for exposure of the dead, particularly to scavenging birds.

ITA: Nella cultura Zoroastriana, i Nāsā-sālar sono coloro che si occupano dei morti (anche conosciuti come "coloro che si prendono cura di ciņ che č impuro"). Sono gli unici a poter toccare i cadaveri e a poterli trasportare dentro le Dakhma (o Torri del Silenzio), strutture circolari sopra-elevate usate per disporre i cadaveri e lasciarli in balia degli elementi naturali o di uccelli, quali gli avvoltoi, che si nutrono di carcasse.

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  • Model, Make Up/Facepaint, Concept, Character, Photos, Editing, everything else: *PureBlackLove
  • Camera: NikonD90

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This is one of those mythological creatures the way that someone like Clive Barker would (re)imagine it! A modern take on something quite obscure to most Westerners but quite common in areas of the Middle East and India. This personification of decay and the ravages of the elements is bold and underscored by the appropriate trinity of white, black, and red. The gloves recall the cruel talons of demonic creatures that are a staple of Indian art since the early Moghal era. The strap recalls the Cenobites of Barker's mythology and ties both together in a stream of dark myth that resonates even today. My only quibble, as it is with most of your creations, is that you never go beyond portraiture. It is my sincere hope that someday you will do a full figure rendition of one of your creations!
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emichaca Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Artist
i don't know what to say but all I can say is U are the most amazing person creating this pic! :squee: I really love this stuff kinda wish I could paint this on my face =)
U are AMAZING! :iconcoolplz: and also U------> :iconyourocksonicplz:
Keep it Up :icondragonnod1:
PureBlackLove Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
omg, thank you so much!! :hug: :heart: I will always try my best! :aww:
emichaca Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Artist
your very welcome :icondragonnod2: :icondragonnod1: my friend :hug:
suki-KITTI-L0VE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can do my makeup ANY day!!!
PureBlackLove Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D <3
Ilia-erfer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
creepy but beautiful
a magnific work and detailed
ever a pleasure see your works
PureBlackLove Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot :aww: :heart:
diamondslaughter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Where, are those gloves, i must have!
PureBlackLove Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
You can find them here :) [link]
diamondslaughter Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I love you, forever.
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