Karelian poem singing brothers Poavila and Triihvo Jamanen reciting traditional Finnish folk poetry, Russia, 1894.
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4:32 am • 6 September 2011 • 5 notes
“Dyeing in Scarlet.
Take the wool and mordant with woad, which dyes blue. Wash and dry it. Then take and crush kermes in water until it becomes dissolved. Then mix in rustic archil and boil thus. Put the wool in and it will become scarlet”
— The Stockholm Papyri, one of the oldest of the known Alchemical manuscripts. (via kainsoph)
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4:46 pm • 25 August 2011 • 10 notes
A lone horse wondering a recent battlefield, Poland, September 1939.
4:33 am • 17 August 2011 • 34 notes