National Geographic : 1931 Apr
Photographs from L.Elizabeth Lewis A TRANSCENDENT RELIGIOUS FERVOR MAKES THESE WORSHIPERS APPEAROBLIVIOUS TOPAIN The man at the left wears an iron collar held in place by silver-pointed iron needles fastened in his body. Two large silver pins arethrust through his tongue and a number of small ones through the skin of his forehead. In the center, temple attendants are snagging hooks, with limes attached, into a devotee's flesh (see text, page 519). The white-haired zealot at the right sits unflinching while the heads ofslender spears areburied inhischest, stomach, and back.