21/04/2010

INDIAN MASKS AT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF NEW YORK. THE ART OF INDIAN ASIA, Heinrich Zimmer. ALS DIE GOTTEN NOCH JUNG WAREN MASKEN UND SKULPTUREN AUS DEM HIMALAYA. Pierre Zink Eric Chazot.

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INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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WESTERN NEPAL

THE ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC LIVING TRADITION III

Photo courtesy of  Paulo Grobel

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7824367/autres-m...

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MASKS OF THE HIMALAYAS

Old fragmentary nepalese mask
(Inventory no. 114)

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Himalayan male mask
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Old Nepalese male mask
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 Mask of Ravanna, demon ruler of Lanka, the enemy of Rama in the Ramayana, it's used in the RAMILLA, a cycle of plays based on Rama's life. North India 20th century.

2 Shadow puppet of goatskin, representing Rama. Andhra Pradesh, 20th century.

3 Three dimensional figures of Rama, Lankshmane (Rama's brother) and Sita are used in the Dashahara festival for the Ramilla. Delhi, 20th century.

4 Figure of a Lambadi woman from Gujarat performs a tribal dance with a copper vassel balanced on her head. 20th century.

5 Indian folk painting used in Rajastan by a traveling bard as background while he recites, dances and mimes the story of the hero Pabuji Rathore. The painting depicts scenes from the hero's life. Mewar, Rajastan, late 19th century.

6 Cloth hangings with woodblock designs show Brahma, patron of the theather, and his consort Sarasvati, patroness of music. Andhra Pradesh, 20th century.

7 In the basket are Rajasthani marionettes used to tell stories of the Rajput princes, of knightly exploits, and of loves lost and found. Rajasthan early 20th century.

8 Peacock feather crowned headdress of the Pootham actor, used by Perawannams of South India, involves a very formal and difficult theater tradition. South Malabar 20th century.

9 Chhau mask of Ravanna, demon king of Lanka, enemy of Rama. State of Seraikella , Bihar 20th century.

10 Chhau mask of Durga, consort of Siva, State of Seraikella , Bihar 20th century.

11 Chhau mask of Ganesha, son of Siva, State of Seraikella , Bihar 20th century.

12 The Nandi Bull of Siva, polychrome wood. Bombay early 20th century.

13 Mask representing Chandama, paper machè, Varanasi, 20th century.

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 its mythology and transformations, Heinrich Zimmer,  completed and edited by Joseph Campbell with photographs by Eliot Elisonfon and others, Pantheon Books.

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NEPALESE FIGURE

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TAMANG SHAMANIC KIT

SEE MORE ON http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7598651/tamang-s...-

 courtesy of BILL MARSH collection; B/W pics courtesy of Josh Lustig   http://www.joshlustig.com/; text courtesy of Italo Bertolasi  from "Jhakri uomini con le ali" Nepal 1971, written  for the exhibition "Viaggi a Oriente"  http://www.italobertolasi.com/viaggioriente.htm  and http://www.italobertolasi.com/index.html.

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-ALS DIE GOTTEN NOCH JUNG WAREN
MASKEN UND SKULPTUREN AUS DEM HIMALAYA

QUAND LES DIEUX ETAIENT ENCORE JEUNES
MASQUES ET SCULPTURES DE L'HIMALAYA

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Catalogue of the September 2002 exhibition at Museum of Ritterhaus Offenburg of Mr Pierre Zink Himalayan Art collection.

Text by Mr Pierre Zink (introduction) and Mr Eric Chazot.

Among  the different chapters of the catalogue: L'art chamanique de l'Himalaya (Shamanistische Kunst im Himalaya); Le chamane et ses instruments de pouvoir (Der Shamane und seine Macht-Instrumente); Le dhyangro (Die Dhyangro); Le phurbu (Der Phurbu); Sculptures de protecteur (Skulpturen der Schutzgottheiten); Les instruments de musique (Die Musikinstrumente); Le masques (Die Masken).

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RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION

 A SENSITIVE SELECTION

SEE MORE ON

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7615096/richard-...

 

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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30/01/2010

AB ORIGINE OCEANIC ART, MERL LA VOY, FILIPPO BIAGIOLI MAP MUSEO ARTI PRIMARIE PRESIDIO DI SAVONA MERCATO DELLE IDEE

AB ORIGENE, OCEANIC ART,  MERL LA VOY , FILIPPO BAGIOLI

5 Dicembre 2009- 31 Marzo 2010

MAP MUSEO ARTI PRIMARIE  PRESIDIO DI SAVONA MERCATO DELLE IDEE  presso il Mercato Civico di  Corso Mazzini
http://www.tribaleglobale.info/

Following the style of TRIBALEGLOBALE some pictures of the Oceanic pieces actually on display in the exhibition of Savona are here mixed , contaminated, with Himalayan items, in an archetipic dialogue of forms and symbols between the arts of the people of  these two far continents.

The pictures of the MAP, THE MUSEUM OF PRIMARY ART, are kindly courtesy of  the Curator of the Museum and of the TRIBALEGLOBALE project, Mr Giuliano Arnaldi.

Read more on: http://web.mac.com/tribaleglobale.mac/iweb/english/who%20...

About the work of the  italian artist FILIPPO BIAGIOLI see and read more on http://www.filippo-biagioli.com/


The Himalayan items and pictures come from:

Ethnoflorence Collection http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/

Arts Premiers, Primitive Art Primitif Collection  Bruxelles http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/

Richard Lair Collection http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7615096/richard-...

Mamberti Dias André Collection http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7608756/nepalese...  

Josh Lustig  http://www.joshlustig.com/  and http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6674515/nepalese...-

 Horst Antes Collection http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/antes_horst.html , http://www.abaa.org/books/226173686.html ,

Chrisitian Lequindre Nepal Tribal Art http://www.nepaltribalart.com

Sanatan Khavadiya Collection New Dheli www.tribalartsindia.co.in ,
http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7624683/universa...

Bill Marsh Collection http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7598651/tamang-s...

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HIMALAYAN ART NEWS GALERIE LE TOIT DU MONDE PARIS

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Himalayan art news 2010

Text by Francois Pannier

GALERIE LE TOIT DU MONDE

http://www.letoitdumonde.net/

6 RUE VISCONTI 75006 PARIS

tel. 01 43 54 27 05 / contact@letoitdumonde.net

Pictures from  the ETHNOFLORENCE ARCHIVE

 

Le dernier numero de TRIBAL ART de l'hiver 2009 met à l'honneur l'Himalaya dans deux articles.

Celui sur

-LA NEBULEUSE HIMALAYENNE

de BERENICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER à travers deux expositions:

AU PAYS DU DRAGON - ART SACRES DU BHOUTAN

au MUSEE GUIMET  à Paris

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MASQUES DE L'HIMALAYA

à la FONDATION BERNARD ET CAROLINE DE WATEVILLE à Martigny (Suisse).

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- Le second article, de FRANCOISE POMMARET 

LE MASQUES DU BHOUTAN OBJETS, SIGNIFICATIONS ET VALEURS

fait une synthèse de nos conoissance actuelles sur le cérémonies masquées de ce pays.

Le Musée International du Carnaval et du Masque  de Binche (Belgique)

http://www.museedumasque.be/

dans le cadre de son exposition

CARNET DE VOYAGE - EN QUETE D'IMPRESSIONS

sur la Chine présente quelques masques tibétains, puisque le Tibet en fait actuellement parti, à cote de masques et marionettes chinois.

- Conjoitement à l'exposition des Masques de l'Himalaya de Martigny, le 5 février sera inauguréè l'exposition sur les

MASQUES DES VALEES SUISSES

Où Sseront présentés des masques provenant de différent collections et musées dont ceux de Bale et de Kippel dans le valée du Lotschental.

Un catalogue sera édité à cette occasion.

-Ce début d'année est ricge en évènement liés à l'art de l'Himalaya.

-Le MUSEE DE LA CASTRE, au Suquet à Cannes rouvre sa salle himalayenne entièrment rènovèe.

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C'EST PROBABLEMENT L'ENSAMBLE LE PLUS COMPLET, LE PLUS COHERENT D'OBJECTS CHAMANIQUE ET DE MASQUES QUE L'ON PUISSE TROUVER ACTUELLEMENT EXPOSE EN EUROPE.

 

-A GRUYERES, en Suisse, la FONDATION ALAIN BORDIER

http://www.tibetmuseum.ch/

 a ouvert un remarquable musée, le TIBET MUSEUM qui brille, lui par ses bronzes et ses thankas d'une magnifique qualité et d'une grande ancienneté. Le publications et études des piéces du Musée sont faites par Ulrich et Heidi von Schroeder.

Un livre par Amy Heller est en course de publication

HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE HIMALAYAS, TIBETAN MANUSCRIPTS, PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE OF DOLPO

sur l'histoire culturelle du Dolpo, analysée à partir des documents historiques et des enluminures d'une bibliotheque de plusiers centaines de manuscrits tibétains de la fin du XIe  au XVIe siècle conservés dans un temple villageois.

- HIMALAYAN WOODEN ZOOMORPHIC JIUCER

SEE MORE ON http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7388500/himalaya...-

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-THE TRIBAL ART OF MIDDLE INDIA, ELWIN VERRIER 1951.
 
AFTER 60 YEARS THE TRIBAL ART OF MIDDLE INDIA IS STILL NEGLETED AND UNKNOWN, A LOST WORLD.
 
SANTAL PEOPLE TRIBAL ART, A RESUME
 
PICTURES AND PIECES  from

-Ethnoflorence Indian and Himalayan Folk and Tribal Art http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7632624/tribal-a...

 -Art Premiers Art Primitive Collection Bruxelles http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/post/7633837/-tribal-arts-of-...

and with the kindly support of

-Detours de Monde web-site http://detoursdesmondes.typepad.com/dtours_des_mondes/201...

-Actufresh web site

http://www.actufresh.fr/2010/les-arts-des-santal.html 

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Links from Ethnoflorence Indian and Himalayan Folk and Tribal Art, Art Premiers Art Primitive Collection Bruxelles, Hervé Pedriolle Collection, IGCNA Org, Tribal Art the World of Tribal Art magazine.
 
About the Santal Banam see more on:
http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6109784/14-dhodr...
http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/post/6241521/art-et-musique-d...
http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/post/6250339/art-et-musique-d...
http://www.tribalarts.com/feature/santal/
About the Santal panels see more on:
http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/post/6221941/panneaux-de-pala...
http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7109086/santal-p...
About the Santal flutes see more on:
 http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6163132/4-tribal... .
About the Santal painted scrolls from Hervé Pedriolle collection  see more on:
http://santalparganas.blogspot.com/
About the Oral Tradition and Primal Elements in the Santhal Musical Texts see the interesting writing  by Mr Onkar Prasad  on:
http://ignca.nic.in/ps_01014.htm .
About the carved Santal doors see more on:
http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/post/5546402/portes-santal--o...

SEE MORE ON http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7632624/tribal-a...

 

- TAMANG SHAMANIC KIT, courtesy of BILL MARSH collection; B/W pics courtesy of Josh Lustig   http://www.joshlustig.com/; text courtesy of Italo Bertolasi  from "Jhakri uomini con le ali" Nepal 1971, written  for the exhibition "Viaggi a Oriente"  http://www.italobertolasi.com/viaggioriente.htm  and http://www.italobertolasi.com/index.html.

SEE MORE ON http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7598651/tamang-s...-

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NEPAL MASK HIMALAYAN TRIBAL ART RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION, A SENSITIVE SELECTION

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COLLECTION

A SENSITIVE SELECTION

Photo courtesy of Richard Lairs


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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- CALLING OF THE SPIRITS....coming soon

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- DIGITAL HIMALAYA

THANGMI FILM COLLECTION

Since 1997, Mark Turin and Sara Shneiderman have been using digital video to document the cultural complex of Thangmi shamanism and its related cosmology.

 

Below are five links of short clips of Thangmi shamans conducting rituals which include cutting hair for purification before ritual practice, a narration of the Thangmi origin myth, a healing ritual in Damarang (Dolakha district, Nepal), and an exorcism ritual and subsequent healing ritual in Kodari (Sindhupalcok district, Nepal).

1) Thangmi Shaman Film: Rana Bahadur Cutting His Hair

This film clip shows the senior shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Rana Bahadur having his head shaved by a relative in preparation for an important ritual. Rana Bahadur shared a great deal of his knowledge with anthropologists Shneiderman and Turin before he passed away in late 2002.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Suspa, Dolakha district, Nepal, 2000

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive...


2) Rana Bahadur Origin Song

This film clip shows the senior shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Rana Bahadur narrating a section of the Thangmi origin myth. He beats a plate to the rhythm of his chanting. Rana Bahadur shared a great deal of his knowledge with anthropologists Shneiderman and Turin before he passed away in late 2002.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Suspa, Dolakha district, Nepal, 2000

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive...

3) Jit Bahadur Healing Ritual

This film clip shows the young shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Jit Bahadur, the son of Rana Bahadur, beating his drum and going into trance to exorcise the malevolent spirits which have caused a young woman to be ill. The film was shot in complete darkness in an attempt to accurately illustrate the atmosphere of a shamanic seance.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Suspa, Dolakha district, Nepal, 2000.

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive...

4) Kodari Guru Healing Ritual I

This film clip shows the senior shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Jhankri Maila, preparing flour effigies of the spirit world on a bamboo winnowing tray. After the preparations are complete, he commences the ritual which is a healing ritual for a young woman who has been feeling unwell for some time.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Kodari, Nepal, January 1998.

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive...

5) Kodari Guru Healing Ritual II

This film clip shows the senior shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Jhankri Maila, with a patient. After asking some preliminary questions about his general health and diet, he checks the patient's pulse and heart and blows the infection away. Afterwards, they share a cigarette.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Kodari, Nepal, January 1998

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive...

 

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- NEPALESE SHAMAN KIT FROM BILL MARSH COLLECTION

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- MUSEE DE LA CASTRE OF CANNES, NEW STUFF

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RENZO FRESCHI multimedia corner...se more on  http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7544841/musee-de...

-EROTIC WOOD CARVINGS IN NEPALI TEMPLE

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NABIN BARAL is a valid Nepalese photographer friend and collaborator of the Ethoflorence project, see his  documentary pics,  on

http://www.demotix.com/news/226312/erotic-wood-carvings-n...

- THE VILLAGE GODS OF SOUTH INDIA.

"....I was perplexed because the three sites I had found between Trichinopoly and Madura in that first trip were so extraordinary, so exciting, that I couldn't believe what I was later to verify through foremost authorities in London and Paris: that the village gods (Grama Devatas) were virtually unknown except to a few theologians and anthropologists..." (Harry Holtzman)

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- ETHNOFLORENCE EARLY HIMALAYAN PHOTO ARCHIVE, UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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COMING SOON.

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NEPAL MASKS .Nepalese masks from the Mamberti-Dias André collection. Richard Lair Collection, a sensitive selection, coming soon.The village gods of south India, Harry Holtzman Collection.

THE VILLAGE GODS OF SOUTH INDIA.

In a letter of November 6 1966, the late  Art historian of South Asian art  Ms Stella Kramrisch (1896 Nikolsburg (now Mikulov), Czech Republic - 1993 Philadelphia, PA) , at that time  Curator of Indian Art of the Philadelphia Museum of Art asked and then obtained  some photographs from the late American Artists Mr  Harry Holtzman  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Holtzman (1912 NYC - 1987 Lyme Ct) for her scheduled exhibition on traditionally Indian village Art "Unknown India Ritual Art in Tribe and Village"(Philadelphia Museum of Art 1968). (Source: Harry Holtzman paper, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven CT USA).

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 AFTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS THE UNIQUE HARRY HOLTZMAN FIELD DOCUMENTATION OF 130 SHRINES OF THE SOUTH INDIA VILLAGE GODS  IS WHAT REMAIN OF A LOST WORLD.

Village gods of South India

See more on : http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6493657/the-vill...

-NEPAL. SHAMANISM AND TRIBAL SCULPTURE, Christian Lequindre, Marc Petit.

In collaboration with NEPAL TRIBAL ART

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see more on:

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7575469/nepal-ch...

and

www.nepaltribalart.com

-AN EXCEPTIONAL NEPALESE WOODEN PRIMITIVE FIGURE AND AN INTERESTING GROUP OF HIMALAYAN  MASKS FROM THE MAMBERTI-DIAS ANDRE' COLLECTION.

 

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(Photo courtesy  Mamberti-Dias André collection).

 -EXCEPTIONAL NEPALESE FUNGUS MASK FROM THE BILL MARSH COLLECTION 

 

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 A selection of nepalese fungus masks is available on ARTS POPULAIRES DU MONDE  collection, the new site of PHIL MOURVAN: http://lezardpremiernepal.skynetblogs.be/post/7516176/mas... 

-NEPALESE SHAMAN KIT, BILL MARSH COLLECTION 

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see more on
http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7598651/tamang-s...

-RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION, A SENSITIVE SELECTION.

Richard Lair collection

(The zoomorphic detail of this nepalese artifact  of the Richard Lair Collection is, for what we know,...unique).

COMING SOON

-ETHNOFLORENCE EARLY HIMALAYAN ARCHIVE. UNDER CONSTRUCTION. COMING SOON.

ETHNOFLOENCE HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART

 

-NEPAL, FOLK ART , A LOST WORLD, PICS FROM THE ETHNOFLORENCE HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART ARCHIVE COLLECTION, SEE MORE ON :  http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7177977/nepal-ar...

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NEPAL SHAMAN ART. TAMANG SHAMAN KIT, BILL MARSH COLLECTION.Faces of Devotion, Indian Sculpture From the Figiel Collection. On view April 10, 2010 to January 16, 2012 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem (MA).

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MUSEE DE LA CASTRE

NEW ROOM

-MUSEE DE LA CASTRE, CANNES, FRANCE, Himalayan Classic, Folk and Tribal Arts new stuff.

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ETHNOFLORENCE Indian and Himalayan Folk and Tribal arts photo Archive see more on :

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7544841/musee-de...

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TAMANG SHAMAN KIT

BILL MARSH COLLECTION

- TAMANG SHAMANIC KIT, courtesy of BILL MARSH collection; B/W pics courtesy of Josh Lustig   http://www.joshlustig.com/; text courtesy of Italo Bertolasi  from "Jhakri uomini con le ali" Nepal 1971, written  for the exhibition "Viaggi a Oriente"  http://www.italobertolasi.com/viaggioriente.htm  and http://www.italobertolasi.com/index.html.

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"...La gente dell'Himalaya sa che le foreste sono abitate da uomini selvaggi.

Ci sono le tribù dei Kusuda e dei Chepang, scoperte dagli antropologi pochi anni fa, ma anche i Ritte Jhakri, neri e pelosi, che vivono con i Suna Jhakri, acquanauti dal pelo fulvo e dorato.

Consiglio di evitare i Latho Jhakri, muti e pazzi, mentre è un dono divino l'incontro con i Bon Jhakri, nani e vegetariani, verdi e caritatevoli, che insegnano le arti sciamaniche.

Di notte, vicino al fuoco e ai monti più alti della terra, ho incontrato più volte chi mi giurava d'esser stato educato da queste creature dei boschi e come prova mi mostrava i regali ricevuti: pietre sonanti, cristalli e strane reliquie antropomorfe fatte di pelo e radici intrecciate. 

Per sopravvivere allo sterminio e a una caccia a streghe e demoni che mi ricorda quella della nostra inquisizione, molti sciamani si sono dovuti mascherare con liturgie indù e buddiste.

Lo sciamano è un uomo coraggioso, un viaggiatore e un mistico che sfida l'ignoto e il mistero dell'esistenza. E' un uomo straordinario che riesce a curarsi da dolorose malattie iniziatiche e da laceranti crisi esistenziali che lo strascinano al limite della follia. E' un artista che inventa psicodrammi e danze estatiche per rinsaldare il gruppo e perpetuare così i miti del Clan. E' uno psicologo contadino che ristabilisce l'equilibrio armonioso tra il "dentro" e il "fuori", tra il corpo e l'anima, tra l'uomo e dio. E' un medico e un erborista che conosce le piante maestre e pscichedeliche, un econauta in viaggio nella natura selvaggia in compagnia degli animali eletti a spiriti guida.

Col "volo magico", il viaggio interiore,scopre il ritmo vibratorio e le forme dell'Universo. Sale in Paradiso e scende con coraggio nel regno della Morte, la Terra del Grande Ritorno.

Noi, viaggiatori verso Oriente, li abbiamo scelti come maestri del viaggio...".

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Among the pieces of this Shamanic kit, the interesting iconography of the phurbu and dhyangro handle is comparable with some pieces exhibited in the 2007 Francois Pannier exhibition of Paris.

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Photo courtesy of  Arts Premiers Primitive Art Collection Bruxelles.

And with some items recently exhibited in the Musee de la Castre of Cannes.

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The shamanic 'mirror' from an iconographic view point an unique piece.

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HIMALAYAN SHAMANIC DRUMS IN THE DRUM MUSEUM COLLECTION

- HIMALAYAN  SHAMANIC STUFF OF THE DRUMMUSEUM COLLECTION . Courtesy of Drummuseum
http://www.drummuseum.com/Navigation/Himalaya/index.asp?h...,  Shaman pics photo courtesy of Mariarosa Genitrini http://www.nepalese.it/ .

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035 sciamano kham magar scruta l'anima del maiale prima del sacrificio alla divinità tutelare

 

-Faces of Devotion, Indian Sculpture From the Figiel Collection. On view April 10, 2010 to January 16, 2012  Peabody Essex Museum, Salem  (MA)

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-ETHNOFLORENCE EARLY HIMALAYAN ARCHIVE, UNDER CONSTRUCTION, COMING SOON.

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