Tip | The lives of tribal mothers, their babies and the lands on which they raise they children: Photo gallery – Survival International

The words ‘Aiya’, ‘Ngu’ and ‘Anaanak’ have the same meaning in different tribal languages: Mother. This gallery portrays the lives of tribal mothers, their babies and the lands on which they raise they children.

Source: ‘Mother’ – Survival International
Address : http://www.survivalinternational.org/galleries/mothers#3
Date Visited: Mon Sep 16 2013 17:11:21 GMT+0200 (CEST)

Inuit infants are carried by their mothers in an amautik for the first year or two of their lives.

An amautik was traditionally made from caribou fur, with the fur facing in, so the baby lay in its comfort and warmth. Today, they are also made from duffel and other materials.

‘After feeding, the baby girl dozes. With words of welcome, she is lifted into the amautik, the pouch shaped into the hood of her mother’s parka, where she can lie curved against her mother’s back. The baby’s mother smiles, holding her daughter for her father to adore, and says, ‘Anaanangai. Ii, anaanagauvutit.’ ‘Mother? Yes, you’re my mother.’ … For she is a baby who carries the atiq, the spirit and name, of her late grandmother.’

Hugh Brody, from The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the World.

Picture © Ansgar Walk /Creative Commons

Source: ‘Mother’ – Survival International
Address : http://www.survivalinternational.org/galleries/mothers#9
Date Visited: Mon Sep 16 2013 17:14:12 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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