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Fakir on his bed of spikes, 1900s

Fakir on his bed of spikes, 1900s

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Fakir on his bed of spikes. Crowd of people looking at fakir with a long beard resting on a bed of spikes. The term fakir refers to religious ascetics and mystics who perform magic and feats of endurance. Here, it refers to a Hindu holy man (yogi). This fakir was photographed in 1907 in Benares (present-day Varanasi, India). This image is from the H. C. White stereoscope company.

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