Slavic culture is very interesting. With vodka, fur hats, and the Orthodox Church, there are many more amazing aspects of the Slavic culture that will mesmerize you.
Polish photographer Marcin Nagraba wanted to give the world a sneak peek of a more ancient view of Slavic people in his dark pictures; he took it all the way back to Pagan times. Before Christianity arrived in this world between the 7th and 12th centuries, the region was a hotbed of Slavic mythology and polytheism. Even though we only know a little about the Pegan rituals, accounts by early Byzantine explorers give us what we need to know. They describe the ancient Slavs as worshipers of thunder and earth, also referring to Perun, the highest god of the pantheon and the Slavic equivalent of the Greek Zeus.
The Warsaw-based photographer, with the help of costume designer Agnieszka Osipa, captured the wonder and the wisdom of the past in an amazing photoshoot. Scroll down to see the amazing pictures that will take centuries back in time, to the past where it all started.
#1. Very powerful!
#2. It looks straight out of a fairy tale!
#3. I do not know how I feel about this.
#4. Beauty captured in its purest!
#5. Dark and beautiful!
#6. Such a rich culture!
#7. Pretty and scary at the same time.
#8. Such string expressions!
#9. A culture that combines strength and delicacy together.
#10. That headdress is so in style right now!
#11. Purple and black!
#12. Inspiration for boho themed weddings!
#13. Peculiar yet rich is artistic essence.
#14. Just wow!
#15. The contrast of the light and the darkness!
#16. Such detailed accessories!
#17. Pagans expressed themselves in very colorful ways.
#18. Oh, the amount of work that goes into the fabrication of these dresses!
#19. Drawing inspiration from nature.
#21. The pagan fashion sense was unique.
#22. Absolute beauty!
#23. Such solid expressions!
#24. This contrast of colors and props is very powerful!
#25. The talent of the photographer is evident here.
#28. Fit for GOT!
#29. The pagan culture!
#30. The past is undoubtedly very interesting!