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Eternal Sleep: The Uyghur Shrines of the Taklamakan Desert

Unrevealed, Site 1 (Trees and Shelter), 2007. Many graves and ancient desert trees line the path that leads to a great saint's marker. Shelters have been built so pilgrims may spend the night, as a journey to a mazar is far for many. The shelter also offers respite from the high heat of the day and can be used as a place to have small meals.

The Spirit Of China's Sufi Shrines

Unrevealed, Site 1 (Trees and Shelter), 2007. Many graves and ancient desert trees line the path that leads to a great saint's marker. Shelters have been built so pilgrims may spend the night, as a journey to a mazar is far for many. The shelter also offers respite from the high heat of the day and can be used as a place to have small meals.

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Black Garden (Crib with Door), Some markers have small doors that allow family members access to leave food for the spirits.

Unrevealed Site 3 (Ladder) | Lisa Ross

Bundled twigs swathed with scraps of fabric wave on the desert winds in the Xinjiang region of China. These shrines have been maintained by the Uyghur.

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Sufi secret shrine built in western China

Sufi secret shrine built in western China

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TsagaanBurgasniiDavaaOvoo - Ovoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black Garden (An Offering), 2009. Small bottles filled with oil are sometimes left as offerings for the dead; the oil may be used for burning wool, a ritual activity at some mazars.

The Spirit Of China's Sufi Shrines

Black Garden (An Offering) - Lisa Ross from the Rubin Museum of Art - beautiful photographs of Muslim saint shrines in Uyghur China.

UYGUR TÜRK KIZI

UYGUR TÜRK KIZI

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