The Pankisi Valley, a secluded muslim village in the hills of Georgia. This traditionally muslim area has seen a resurgance of sufism. 
 In the secluded Muslim enclave of the Pankisi Valley, a farming and agro-tourism village, a man pulls his horses down the main street in Jokolo, Georgia.
 A boy at a festival celebrating WWII victory day plays with a toy gun.
 A butcher with an outdoor shop cuts fresh meat for locals
 Two girls explore the remains of a Christian church.
 Girls buy trinkets and plastic jewelry at a fair held in honor of Victory Day in Duisi.
 In a Georgian valley with a reputation for arms smugglers and aspiring terrorists, a group of women keep the Sufi musical tradition alive.
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 Traditional costumes hang in the home of one of the female Sufi leaders. The group has performed abroad, in countries diverse as Poland and Morocco.
 The women have had trouble luring younger people to their group.
Georgia-11.JPG
 The women move in the prayer circle gradually gaining speed.
 Some are so overcome with emotion during the recital that they lean against the wall for support.
 A leader sings in rhythmic chants.
 A circle of women Sufi sing and dance as part of �zikr,� a communal recital of the names of God. The women are part of a regular meeting that occurs in Duisi, the largest village in the Pankisi Valley.
 When their chanting reaches a fever pitch, the women remove the carpet and move in circles around the room.
 A woman rests after the ceremony
 The ceremony takes place in a small house adjacent to the  town mosque.
 The approach to Duisi, the largest village in the Pankisi Gorge, a remote mountainous corridor between Georgia and Chechnya.
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 A wrestling tournament is held in honor of Victory Day.
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Georgia-23.JPG
 A young man watches the wrestling from a car.
 The Pankisi Valley, a secluded muslim village in the hills of Georgia. This traditionally muslim area has seen a resurgance of sufism. 

The Pankisi Valley, a secluded muslim village in the hills of Georgia. This traditionally muslim area has seen a resurgance of sufism. 

 In the secluded Muslim enclave of the Pankisi Valley, a farming and agro-tourism village, a man pulls his horses down the main street in Jokolo, Georgia.

In the secluded Muslim enclave of the Pankisi Valley, a farming and agro-tourism village, a man pulls his horses down the main street in Jokolo, Georgia.

 A boy at a festival celebrating WWII victory day plays with a toy gun.

A boy at a festival celebrating WWII victory day plays with a toy gun.

 A butcher with an outdoor shop cuts fresh meat for locals

A butcher with an outdoor shop cuts fresh meat for locals

 Two girls explore the remains of a Christian church.

Two girls explore the remains of a Christian church.

 Girls buy trinkets and plastic jewelry at a fair held in honor of Victory Day in Duisi.

Girls buy trinkets and plastic jewelry at a fair held in honor of Victory Day in Duisi.

 In a Georgian valley with a reputation for arms smugglers and aspiring terrorists, a group of women keep the Sufi musical tradition alive.

In a Georgian valley with a reputation for arms smugglers and aspiring terrorists, a group of women keep the Sufi musical tradition alive.

Georgia-8.JPG
 Traditional costumes hang in the home of one of the female Sufi leaders. The group has performed abroad, in countries diverse as Poland and Morocco.

Traditional costumes hang in the home of one of the female Sufi leaders. The group has performed abroad, in countries diverse as Poland and Morocco.

 The women have had trouble luring younger people to their group.

The women have had trouble luring younger people to their group.

Georgia-11.JPG
 The women move in the prayer circle gradually gaining speed.

The women move in the prayer circle gradually gaining speed.

 Some are so overcome with emotion during the recital that they lean against the wall for support.

Some are so overcome with emotion during the recital that they lean against the wall for support.

 A leader sings in rhythmic chants.

A leader sings in rhythmic chants.

 A circle of women Sufi sing and dance as part of �zikr,� a communal recital of the names of God. The women are part of a regular meeting that occurs in Duisi, the largest village in the Pankisi Valley.

A circle of women Sufi sing and dance as part of �zikr,� a communal recital of the names of God. The women are part of a regular meeting that occurs in Duisi, the largest village in the Pankisi Valley.

 When their chanting reaches a fever pitch, the women remove the carpet and move in circles around the room.

When their chanting reaches a fever pitch, the women remove the carpet and move in circles around the room.

 A woman rests after the ceremony

A woman rests after the ceremony

 The ceremony takes place in a small house adjacent to the  town mosque.

The ceremony takes place in a small house adjacent to the town mosque.

 The approach to Duisi, the largest village in the Pankisi Gorge, a remote mountainous corridor between Georgia and Chechnya.

The approach to Duisi, the largest village in the Pankisi Gorge, a remote mountainous corridor between Georgia and Chechnya.

Georgia-20.JPG
 A wrestling tournament is held in honor of Victory Day.

A wrestling tournament is held in honor of Victory Day.

Georgia-22.JPG
Georgia-23.JPG
 A young man watches the wrestling from a car.

A young man watches the wrestling from a car.

The Pankisi Valley, a secluded muslim village in the hills of Georgia. This traditionally muslim area has seen a resurgance of sufism. 

In the secluded Muslim enclave of the Pankisi Valley, a farming and agro-tourism village, a man pulls his horses down the main street in Jokolo, Georgia.

A boy at a festival celebrating WWII victory day plays with a toy gun.

A butcher with an outdoor shop cuts fresh meat for locals

Two girls explore the remains of a Christian church.

Girls buy trinkets and plastic jewelry at a fair held in honor of Victory Day in Duisi.

In a Georgian valley with a reputation for arms smugglers and aspiring terrorists, a group of women keep the Sufi musical tradition alive.

Traditional costumes hang in the home of one of the female Sufi leaders. The group has performed abroad, in countries diverse as Poland and Morocco.

The women have had trouble luring younger people to their group.

The women move in the prayer circle gradually gaining speed.

Some are so overcome with emotion during the recital that they lean against the wall for support.

A leader sings in rhythmic chants.

A circle of women Sufi sing and dance as part of �zikr,� a communal recital of the names of God. The women are part of a regular meeting that occurs in Duisi, the largest village in the Pankisi Valley.

When their chanting reaches a fever pitch, the women remove the carpet and move in circles around the room.

A woman rests after the ceremony

The ceremony takes place in a small house adjacent to the town mosque.

The approach to Duisi, the largest village in the Pankisi Gorge, a remote mountainous corridor between Georgia and Chechnya.

A wrestling tournament is held in honor of Victory Day.

A young man watches the wrestling from a car.

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