Kazakh village in Zhailau, during Nauryz (Spring holiday)
People in a high altitude summer pasture in Zhailau (Jailou), located in the Ile-Alatau State National Natural Park, Kazakhstan, during Nauryz (the traditional Spring holiday). Showing a woman (left) wearing traditional clothing, cooking Nauryz kozhe (a national special dish) in a cauldron over a fire, Kazakh hanging swings (Altybakan), Yurts (tents), and women and men playing dombra (Kazakh national stringed instrument), taking part in the Aitys (Aytysh) song competition.
© AEO Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools / Mary Evans
A witch sits by her cauldron surrounded by wildlife
A witch sits by her cauldron surrounded by wildlife: a raven sit on top of her armchair, an owl perches in the beams, a tortoise and fish (presumably alive no more) dangle from the ceiling, to be used in one of her potions no doubt, and her black cat stands in the foreground, looking timidly out at the viewer.
© Mary Evans / The Watts Collection
Seasonal illustration showing a woman in a cottage, or a kitchen of a bigger house, carrying a pie, pudding and cheese. A turkey, a joint and various vegetables for a Christmas dinner can be seen scattered around. Behind her is a fire place with a cauldron or cooking pot over a roaring fire. The room is bedecked with holly and mistletoe.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans