Image and text courtesy of Simona Ciocarlan.
“This image is part of a documentary project that seeks to provide insights into the lives of people that continue to practice ancestral rituals and wear traditional attire in Europe. Throughout this series I am investigating how our perceptions over the world are influenced by cultural heritage. It’s fascinating to discover ancient traditions passed from generation to generation still being celebrated and preserved in our days. Although many aspects of a culture could be considered unfamiliar, ultimately we are all bound by the same primordial feelings – love, hope and fear.”
Editor’s comment: “While the lighting, color and composition are excellent, what really sets this photo apart is the pattern repetition in the clothing, the embroidery, and the wall hanging. Just beautiful”.