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-KHENIS, GHOST EATERS FIGURE IN KAGBENI VILLAGE, NEPAL. MASQUES & ARTS TRIBAUX HIMALAYENS, PARIS. NEPAL ANIMAL MASK. WESTERN NEPAL PRIMITIVE NAMASTE POSTURE FIGURE. HIMALAYAN MASK HIMALAYAN TRIBAL ART

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INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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KHENIS GHOST EATERS FIGURE

IN KAGBENI VILLAGE NEPAL

Kagbeni is a fortified two gates medioeval  village located in a strategic place at the cofluence of two river valleys, situated in a fertile area.

During the 19th century the human guards of the gates become superfluous and were replaced with two human figure moulded from clay each  named KHENIS or Ghost Eaters, primitive iconographic subjects probably remanants of the ancient BON religion.

Photo credit www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo481538.htm

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WESTERN NEPAL THE ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC LIVING TRADITION I

 Photo courtesy of Jean Claud Latombe

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WESTERN NEPAL THE ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC LIVING TRADITION II

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-WESTERN NEPAL, THE  ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC  LIVING TRADITION III

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THE PHUR-PA

TIBETAN RITUAL DAGGERS

JOHN C. HUNTINGTON Artibus Asiae - Publishers 6612 Ascona - Switzerland 1975

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MASQUES & ARTS TRIBAUX HIMALAYENS

2007 EXHIBITION

GALERIE LE TOIT DU MONDE

PARIS

 at Salon du Vieux Colombier
Galerie Le Toit Du Monde 6, rue Visconti - 75006 Paris Tél/Fax : 01 43 54 27 05 / contact@letoitdumonde.net
http://www.letoitdumonde.net/

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RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION

 A SENSITIVE SELECTION courtesy of Richard Lair.

-Nepalese shaman pictures courtesy of    Josh Lustig   http://www.joshlustig.com/; Vincent Van den Berg http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html , Manishakya http://www.flickr.com/photos/manishakya/  Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/ , undated nepalese post card.

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RURAL ART of the WESTERN HIMALAYA

 SUBASHINI ARYAN

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(Mask inventory no 101)

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Interesting the iconography of this Himachal Pradesh mask (Museum of Folk and Tribal Art Gurgaon New Dheli  www.museumoffolkandtribalart.in ), collected by Mr KC Aryan for his Museum,  and directly comparable with an item present in the Ethnoflorence Himalayan photo archive.

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MASKS OF THE HIMALAYA

Old Southern Nepal animal mask, Terai area (?), traces of red natural color on natural wood (Inventory no.65)

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KANAK MANI DIXIT

-Invitation card of the exhibition “Photo Document: Nineteen Seventies” by Kanak Mani Dixit at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Baber Mahal, Kathmandu , Nepal www.siddharthaartgallery.com

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WALKING ON THE ROAF OF WESTERN NEPAL III

Photo Credit Michael N. Leach
www.indianepalphotos.com

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Photo Credit Michael N. Leach
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NEPALESE FIGURE

(Inventory no 16)

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