People - Tom Richards Photography

Vanuatu, Tanna, North Tanna, Kastom Dance

Before walking on fire. This man is about to ‘walk on fire,’ which in this case means having someone chew up, and then spit, leaves onto his feet before he stands on a very hot rock.

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