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Vibrant Portraits Of Nepal's Holy Men & The Colourful Face Paint They Wear

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Vibrant Portraits Of Nepal's Holy Men & The Colourful Face Paint They Wear

In Omar Reda's Holy Faces series captures colorful portraits of Hindu men.

The Lebanese photographer shot this series while traveling in Nepal. Fascinated by the cross-over of art and religion, Reda's portraits examine these visual symbols as a crucial part of human evolution and our understanding of the spiritual world.

"What attracted me about the Sadhus, the Hindu holy men, is the way they paint their faces," Reda says. "This ritual is called Tilak which is the forehead, it is the place of the third eye or the eye of wisdom."

"The paintings come in different shapes and color combinations to symbolize the deity they devoted themselves to."

Find more of his work on Instagram.

Via Fubiz & Bored Panda

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