30/06/2012

DHAMI HUMLA NEPALESE ORACLES

DHAMIS

HUMLA 

ORACLES

 

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(Photo courtesy of Chris Lombardi)

First noted by Tucci and Snellgrove the

MASTA ARE THE MOST WELL KNOWN GODS OF JUMLA

area

linked with the

AVATAR LINE DEVTA

or incarnating gods, the  oracular religion associated with

DHAMIS

The primary sources of information about the gods individual life and histories is the

PARELI  

recited by the

DHAMI/ORACLES

during the God's possession.

THE PARELIS ARE THE GOD'S AUTOBIOGRAPHIES.

Collectively the Masta gods are always spoken of as the

 BARA BHAI

(twelve brothers)

 

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A Dhami

collapses at the end of his trance dance and is carried back to the shaman hut by villagers.

According Gaborieau

twelve is a 'nombre ideal plutot que reel'

("Dieu Masta").

Despite most Jumlis are unable to list more than five or six Bara Bhai, a compilation of all the lists collected 

 different sholars results in 33 different Masta names, 14 of which are reported by more than one sources (Campbell ).

THE FIRST AND MORE COMMON SOURCE OF THE MASTA'S NAME IS THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE IN WHICH ITS PRINCIPAL SHRINE IS LOCATED.

IN ALMOST EVERY CASE THE NAME HAS A SEMANTIC MEANING DESCRIPTIVE OF THE GOD.

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A low caste shaman

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the ultimate gesture of submission to a high caste shaman as he invokes the gods before a ritual trance dance.

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ACCORDING GABORIEAU THE DIFFERENTIATION OF THE MASTA GODS ON THE BASIS OF THE LOCATION OF THEIR MAIN SHRINES SUGGESTS 

THAT MASTA IS ONE GOD WHOSE INCARNATION IN DIFFERENT VILLAGES  AND DIFFERENT FORMS ARE IDEALLY REFERRED TO AS TWELVE 

BROTHERS; TO OTHER IT SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT MASTA IS A COLLECTION OF A NUMBER OF VILLAGE GODS WHOSE ORIGINS AND NATURES 

HAVE CONVERGED OVER THE YEARS.

According

Campbell  

COMMON FEATURES SUPPORT AT LEAST THE PARTIAL IDENTITY OF THE VARIOUS SEPARATE INCARNATIONS.  These common features are found in the similarity with which the shrines are organized, the regular worship performed,  in the origin stories and life-histories recounted by each brother in his PARELI

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the beginning of Dashain, the month-long Hindu high holiday.

 

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(Photo Chris Lombardi)

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HUMLA

PORTRAITS

 

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COMING SOON

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HIMALAYAN MASKS 

IN EXHIBITIONS

OF THE 

RECENT

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MARTIGNY

Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville

(Photo Credit Le Temps)

http://www.letemps.ch

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PARIS

MUSEE DU QUAI 

BRANLY

MARC PETIT

DONATION

 

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Masque anthropomorphe.

Népal 19e siècle.

Donateur :

Marc Petit

2003 © musée du quai Branly,

Photo Thomas Duval

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Masque de danse, personnage masculin. Bois à patine brune. Népal, 19e siècle Donateur Marc Petit, 2003 © musée du quai Branly

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30/01/2012

MASQUES ET ARTS TRIBAUX DE L'HIMALAYA YANNICK LE GOFF AN ARTISTIC POINT OF VIEW

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MASQUES ARTS TRIBAUX & CHAMANIQUES DE L'HIMALAYA

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COLLECTION DURAND DESSERT COLLECTION DE WATTEVILLE 

COLLECTION ROUVERE  COLLECTION PANNIER

ESPACE DURAND DESSERT 28 RUE DE LAPPE 75011 PARIS

Curator of the Exhibition Francois Pannier Galerie le Toit du Monde Paris

http://www.letoitdumonde.net/

MASQUE DE L'HIMALAYA

YANNICK LE GOFF

AN ARTISTIC POINT OF VIEW

PHOTO COURTESY

YANNICK LE GOFF

https://profiles.google.com/yannick.legoff/photos

 

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PHOTO COURTESY

YANNICK LE GOFF

https://profiles.google.com/yannick.legoff/photos

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12/11/2010

ESPACE DURAND DESSERT EXPOSITION DE PHOTOGRAPHIES de RENZO FRESCHI CHAMANES TAMANG DU NEPAL ET PELERINAGE DE KALINGCHOK

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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ESPACE DURAND DESSERT

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COLLECTION DE WATTEVILLE
COLLECTION ROUVEURE
COLLECTION PANNIER

ESPACE DURAND DESSERT 28 RUE DE LAPPE 75011 PARIS

5 septembre au 31 janvier 2011

 

CHAMANISME

 

PHOTO SANZA ARTS PREMIERS

 

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/archive/2010/11/21/chamanisme...

 

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 http://www.espacelmdd.com/index.html

28 Rue de Lappe 75011 Paris

EXPOSITION DE PHOTOGRAPHIES de RENZO FRESCHI

CHAMANES TAMANG  DU NEPAL ET PELERINAGE DE KALINGCHOK

http://www.espacelmdd.com/expo04.html

ESPACE DURAND DESSERT EXPOSITION DE PHOTOGRAPHIES LE TIBET DE JEAN MANSION

ETHNOFLORENCE

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PHOTO SANZA ARTS PREMIERS BRUXELLES

2008 2016

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ESPACE 

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MASQUES

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COLLECTION DURAND DESSERT

 

COLLECTION DE WATTEVILLE

 

COLLECTION ROUVEURE

 

COLLECTION PANNIER

 

ESPACE DURAND DESSERT 28 RUE DE LAPPE 75011 PARIS

 

5 septembre au 31 janvier 2011

 

STATUARIE

 

PHOTO SANZA ARTS PREMIERS

 

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 EXPOSITION DE PHOTOGRAPHIES: LE TIBET DE JEAN MANSION

PRET DU MUSEE GUIMET

28 Rue de Lappe 75011 Paris

http://www.espacelmdd.com/expo03.html

 

29/09/2010

-MASQUES ARTS TRIBAUX & CHAMANIQUES DE L'HIMALAYA COLLECTION DURAND DESSERT COLLECTION DE WATTEVILLE & DIVERS - ESPACE DURAND DESSERT 28 RUE DE LAPPE PARIS

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008 2016

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MASQUES ARTS TRIBAUX & CHAMANIQUES DE L'HIMALAYA

COLLECTION DURAND DESSERT

COLLECTION DE WATTEVILLE

COLLECTION ROUVERE

COLLECTION PANNIER

ESPACE DURAND DESSERT 28 RUE DE LAPPE 75011 PARIS

http://www.espacelmdd.com/index.html

L'exposition se déroulera du 5 septembre au 31 janvier 2011

PHOTO COURTESY OF MR SAM SINGER.

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MUSEE DE LA CASTRE OF CANNES

Old Himalayan stuff see more on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7356418/musee-de...
New himalayan stuff see more on: http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7544841/musee-de...

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ETHNOFLORENCE INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN PHOTO ARCHIVE

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MASQUES de L'HIMALAYA

Martigny - Valais - Suisse 16 May 2009 a fin Decembre 2010 - Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville Fondation a but culturel.

Rue du Levant 34 1920 Martigny Tel. 41 (0) 27 720 49 20
www.museesaintbernanrd.ch

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MAGIA MITO TRADIZIONE IN NEPAL

Is the 2008 exhibition of the ETNIE GALLERy of Verona in collaboration with Francois Pannier, Galerie le Toit du Monde Paris , and the french collector of Himalayan Arts Richard Lair.

SEE MORE ON http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/archive/2010/06/02/wa...

ETNIE GALLERY
VIA CAVALLETTO 4/A (Arche Scaligere) 37121 Verona tel fax 39 045 592502
etnie@libero.it

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SEE MORE ON

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WALKING ON THE ROAD OF WESTERN NEPAL I

Photo courtesy of  PARLERDELLES OVERBLOG

 

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  http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7709872/walking-...

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29/07/2010

ART TRIBAUX & CHAMANIQUES DE L'HIMALAYA DURAND DESSERT

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN  FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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MASQUES ARTS TRIBAUX & CHAMANIQUES DE L'HIMALAYA

Commisaire de l'exposition  Mr Francois Pannier President de l'Association pour le Rayonnement des Cultures Himalayennes.

COLLECTION DURAND DESSERT

COLLECTION DE WATTEVILLE

COLLECTION ROUVEURE

COLLECTION PANNIER

ESPACE DURAND DESSERT 28 RUE DE LAPPE 75011 PARIS

 SEMPTEMBRE 2010 31 JANVIER 2011

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SHAMANS, ANCESTORS AND DONORS

A LOOK AT TRIBAL ARTS AND CULTURES IN OLD ASIA


By Christian Lequindre and Marc Petit

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READ THE NEW ARTICLE ON

http://www.asianart.com/articles/nepaltribal/index.html

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Christian Lequindre Collection

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02/06/2010

WALKING ON THE ROADS OF WESTERN NEPAL V NEPAL TRIBAL ART NEPAL MASK HIMALAYAN MASK

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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NEPAL

SHAMANISM AND TRIBAL SCULPTURE

MARC PETIT, CHRISTIAN LEQUINDRE

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS OF THE BOOK:


-MARC PETIT

 Writer and collector, he has donated a collection of masks from Nepal to the Musée des Arts Premiers Quai Branly, Paris.

Among his books:

- « A Masque découvert, regards sur les arts primitifs de l’Himalaya », Stock Aldines, 1995.

- « La Statuaire archaïque du Népal occidental », Renaud Vanuxem, 2006.

-« Le Masque de la Chine », Musée Jacquemart André, Actes Sud, 2007.


-CHRISTIAN LEQUINDRE


Photographer and collector, he has been resident in Nepal since the 1980s.

He carried out multiple field studies between 1995 and 2005 and produced three documentaries on different masks traditions in Nepal.

He has also directed the Annapurna Gallery in Paris from 1989 to 1995.

He has, recently, started to edit the web site NEPAL TRIBAL ART  www.nepaltribalart.com

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MASQUES DE L'HIMALAYA

, Martigny - Valais - Suisse 16 May 2009 a fin Decembre 2010 - Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville Fondation a but culturel.
Rue du Levant 34 1920 Martigny Tel. 41 (0) 27 720 49 20

www.museesaintbernanrd.ch


En complement de cette exposition, des expositions - dossiers seront organisée:

Masque suisses
Art chamanique nepalais
Art Rural suisse et himalayen
Bijoux de l'Himalayaa

Photos courtesy Espace Holbein

http://espace-holbein.over-blog.org/article-34917121-6.html

Sanza Arts Primitifs Bruxelles

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be 

 

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KHENIS GHOST EATERS FIGURE

IN  KAGBENI VILLAGE, NEPAL

Photo credit www.mountainsoftravelphotos.com/Annapurna/3%20Jomsom%20an...

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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

Photo courtesy of   Reto Niederhauser

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WESTERN NEPAL

THE ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC LIVING TRADITION III

Photo courtesy of  Paulo Grobel

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MAUJA VILLAGE KASKI DISTRICT

  Nepal circa 1973-74
(Photo courtesy Tod Ragsdale http://taragsdalephotos.com/)

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-Mauja is a Gurung village  of  Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal, the photo was took by the photographer Tod Ragsdale in the early 70's.

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WALKING ON THE ROAD OF WESTERN NEPALI

Photo courtesy of  PARLERDELLES OVERBLOG

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WALKING ON THE ROADS OF THE WESTERN NEPAL III

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WALKING ON THE ROADS OF WESTERN NEPAL IV

PHOTO  CREDIT TIM GALLAUGHER 

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HIMALAYAN ARTS 

THE CATALOGUES

A MASQUE DECOUVERT 

REGARDS SUR L'ART PRIMITIF DE L'HIMALAYA

MARC PETIT 1995 STOCK/ALDINES

"Les formes ont plus mémoire que le hommes. Ce qui surgit là, dans tous ces visages silencieux, graves ou hilares, dessine le relief d'un continent submergé: la vieille Asie des chamanes et des cultes de possession.

Face aux formules codifiées des classicismes indien et tibétain, l'art primitif de l'Himalaya affirme sa singularité, sa puissance d'invention et son humour, sa poésie et sa force expressive. "

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Marc Petit is a collector of primitive arts for more than 30 years, this catalogue, in which was edited a wide selection of his masks collection, played in the mid of the 90's a pivotal role  to make known the primal arts of the people of Himalaya to a large number of tribal arts lovers.

The book was awarded with the  Grand Prix du Livre des Arts of the Société des Gens de Lettres.

Marc Petit donated in 2003  25 Nepalese masks of his collection  to the Musée du Quai Branly of Paris; five of these items are already exhibited in the permanent collections of the Museum in the Asian section.

Several of his  masks will be showcased in the exhibition: IN THE WHITE OF THE EYES, HIMALAYAN MASKS / DANS LE BLANC DES YEUX, MASQUES HIMALAYA , which will be held at the Museum du Quay Branly from 9 November 2010 to 30 January 2011.

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MASKS OF HIMALAYAS

A PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW

MASK

(Inventory no 13)

 

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Old Himalayan Mask with horns, around 50 cm, Western Himalaya HP area?

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ETHNOFLORENCE

WALKING ON THE ROADS OF WESTERN NEPAL

DUNAI JUPHAL HAKKE RINGMO

PHOTO CREDIT  http://picasaweb.google.it/mgyalo

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PRIMITIVE FIGURE FROM THE WESTERN NEPAL

ETHNOFLORENCE A PERSONAL POITN OF VIEW

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ARTS OF THE HIMALAYAS

AN AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW

TRANSFORMING MASKS / MASKS OF THE HIMALAYAS

Transforming Masks / Masks of the Himalayas is a feature article edited in April 1999 on  Arts of Asia by the american  artist and  collector Mort Golub 

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See the article on:

www.mysterydance.com/himalayanmasks/index.html

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SOAS

 -The SOAS is a leader in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the library with its Archives and  Special Collections is the HEFCE-designated National Research Library for these regions of the world.

SOAS is in the process of putting his collections of rare manuscripts, books, photographs, audio and film material on-line, to be freely available for everyone.

THE FIRST COLLECTION PUT ON THE WEB IS THE ARCHIVE OF PROFESSOR CHRISTOPH VON FURER-HAIMENDORF.

This collection is widely recognised as the world's most comprehensive visual documentation of tribal cultures in South Asia and the Himalayas.

The SOAS archive of Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf (1909-1995) includes photographs, cine film and written materials.

It reflects his fifty years of scholarship.

It is especially valuable because it documents these cultures before many changed rapidly with the advent of external civil administration after the mid-twentieth century.

In 1995, Nicholas Haimendorf donated his father's archive to SOAS, where it was deposited in the Special Collections department of the Library.

The photographic collection, comprises more than 21,000 images

Ethnic groups represented in the Fürer-Haimendorf archive:

Apatani,Bugung,Digaru Mishmi,Galo, Hill Miri, Minyong Adi, Monpa, Nyishi, Sherdukpen, Wancho,Angami Naga, Ao Naga, Chakhesang Naga,Chang Naga, Konyak Naga, Bhotia, Gurung, Lhomi (Kar Bhote), LIMBU, Newar, Rai, Sherpa,Tamang, Thakali, Tharu.

SEE MORE ON  www.digital.info.soas.ac.uk

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MONTAGNE SACRE

MAGIA MITO TRADIZIONE IN NEPAL

 Is the 2008  exhibition of the  ETNIE GALLERy of Verona in collaboration with Francois Pannier, Galerie le Toit  du Monde Paris , and the french  collector of Himalayan Arts Richard Lair.

ETNIE GALLERY

VIA CAVALLETTO 4/A (Arche Scaligere) 37121 Verona tel fax 39 045 592502
etnie@libero.it

http://www.etniearte.com/galleria/fr_galleria.htm


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 -HIMALAYAN  ANCIENT WOODEN RITUAL HIGH RELIEF CARVED ITEMs.

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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 the photo Archive of:

-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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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 the photo Archive of:

-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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HIMALAYAN ART NEWS GALERIE LE TOIT DU MONDE PARIS

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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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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http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7388500/himalaya...

-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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13/12/2009

Kings of the forest, the cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers. Jai Purnima Festival Patan.-Faces of Devotion, Indian Sculpture From the Figiel Collection On view April 10, 2010 to January 16, 2012 Peabody Essex Museum (MA)

Kings of the Forest:

The Cultural Resilience of Himalayan Hunter-Gathers , by Jana Fortier, University of Hawaii Press, 2009.

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A hunter-gatherer society is one whose primary subsistence method involves the direct procurement of edible plants and animals from the wild, foraging and hunting without significant recourse to the domestication of either.

 "There is no need for us to live like you."

The RAUTE PEOPLE of the Karnali and Makahali regions of Western Nepal is a nomadic indigenous ethnic group, which population is estimated in around 650 persons, their language is classified as Tibeto-Burman, closely related to the one spoken by two related ethic groups, the Ban Raji and Raij , the closest documentated language to the Raute is probably the Chepang, spoken by this ethnic group of West-Central Nepal. Officially recongnized by the Nepalese Government, the Raute are known for their life-subsistence linked with the  hunting of  macaque, langur monkeys, bats, porcoupine, and the gathering of wild forest tubers, fruits, and greens. To obtain grain, iron and cloths they trade handmade typical wooden bowls and boxes to the local farmers. The Raute however don't sell other products of the forest, bushmeat or forest medicinal plants.

In the present  world  this last  primitive hunter-gatherer society  living in the monsoons rainforest of Western Nepal  struggles with the  deforestation and encroachment, language loss, political domination by surrounding communities.  The book explores how this ethnic group is tryong to maintain its traditional way of life .

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 MASQUES de l'HIMALAYA ,

Martigny - Valais - Suisse 16 May 2009 a fin Decembre 2010 - Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville Fondation a but culturel.

himalayan Mask at Martigny 2

Rue du Levant 34 1920 Martigny Tel. 41 (0) 27 720 49 20

himalayan Masks at Martigny 3

www.museesaintbernanrd.ch

himalayan mask Martigny

See more on: http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7254349/masques-...

-Shamans holding Dhyangro drums, Rasuwa Disrict.

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Photo courtesy Ujjwal Pyakurel "Prayas" Katmandu Nepal. See more on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6909408/dhyangro...

-JAI PURNIMA FESTIVAL PATAN. Photos courtesy Vincent Van den Berg http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html .

 

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(http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html)

-The nepalese shaman is the bridge, the link and mediator between the real and invisible world.

The double sided membrane drum Dhjangro is the peculiar, indispensable, and one  of the most important, pharaphernalia of the western nepal  shamans.

Small metal objects and seeds are hooked inside the drum.

The drumstick is named Gajo.

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(http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html)

A rich group of phurba daggers and Dhyangro handles is edited in Art Chamanique Népalais, Editions Findakly, Catalogue of the exhibition Masques & Arts Tribaux Himalayens, Galerie Le Toit Du Monde Paris 2007. http://www.letoitdumonde.net/actualites/index.html

DHYANGRO HANDLES AND PHURBUS

Other items are present in Art Tribal Du Nepal, Les Editions Errance, Catalogue of the omonimous exhition at the Ile Du Demon Galerie, 1981 Paris.


The handle of the drum has the same  iconogrphy of another 'weapon' of the Nepalese shamans, the ritual and talismanic dagger named in Tibetan phurba and in Sanskrit Kila,  used to restrain evil entity and harmful occult influences.

The iconography  of the Dhyangro handle  can vary from one local group to another, from the geometric to the more elaborate and figurated style.

According the research of Mr Michael Oppitz this kind of artifact is an exception among the normal iconography of the Asian shamans drums, in which we can find the prevalence of single-faced streched frame drums.

The single-faced shamanic's drum is diffused also in Nepal, Mr Oppitz divides the localization of these drums in three regional and local  categories: the Dhaulagiri  type localized  among the North Magar Shamans, the Chantel, Bhuja Khola and the Kami of the Jajarkot district; a second tipology diffused in the Annapurna area and used by the Thakali and Gurung shamans; a third kind called of the "jungle" charachteristic of the Chepang shamans. ('The metamorphosis of a Ritual object' in Art Chamanique Népalais, Editions Findakly, Catalogue of the exhibition Masques & Arts Tribaux Himalayens, Galerie Le Toit Du Monde Paris 2007.

JAI PURNIMA FESTIVAL

http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html)

 

The double sided drum Dhyangro has a close morphological, but not iconographic, affinity with the analogous double sided tibetan drum called NGA-CHEN in which we can re-find an handle, in a form of lotus, installed in the wodden frame of this double sided instrument.

According Mr Eric Chazot some shamans of the western Nepal don't use the drum themselves, so the musical accompaniment, essential for the trance, is provided by the untouchables (Art and Shamanism in the Himalayas, on Tribal Arts, 1:1/2000) http://www.tribalarts.com/feature/himalayas/

In the two following pics an assistant of the shaman hold an holy vase bumba.

JAI PURNIMA FESTIVAL (2)

(http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html)

The top section of the Phurbus/Dhyangro handle is normally constituted of three faces with different expressions representing human emotions: one  wrathful, one indifferent, the third Joyful.

 A Vajra (in Sanskrit or rdo-rje in Tibetan) or thunderbolt-diamond is carved in the central part of the item held in place by "eternal knots". On the top of the triangular blade of the Dhyangro handle/phurba we can normally find the representation of the sea-divinity named  Makara (in sanskrit,chu-srin in Tibetan) a monster half crocodile and half elephant. Seldom the makara is replaced with the effigy of Garuda or like in one example of our collection by the really geometric representation of a ram-head. Rarely by anthropomorphic figures. In one piece of our collection the makara figure is 'crowned' with three human primitive faces.

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(http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html)

According to Mr Francoise Pannier the central structure of the item, in which the Vajra is positioned vertically above the skull of the Makara could recall the myth of Indra freeing the waters of the earth and killing the serpent Vritra who  had stolen all the water of the world ('Phurbu, Un hypothese sur ses origines' in Art Chamanique Népalais, Editions Findakly, Catalogue of the exhibition Masques & Arts Tribaux Himalayens, Galerie Le Toit Du Monde Paris 2007). http://www.letoitdumonde.net/actualites/index.html

The blade bursts from the jaws of the Makara and  has a three sided strucure, in which are traditionally carved single or entwined pairs of snakes (naga in sanskrit, klu in Tibetan). Their talismanic presence gave to the item the power to make it rain, they are also the guardians of the water and of the undeworld.
Others subjects carved on the singles blades are the moon and the sun, the trident (Trisul) symbol of the God Shiva, representation of shamans in namaste posture or holding a Dhyangro, the ritual vase  bumba, the water bowls etc.

For an iconographic's anthology of bumba simbols see on ART CHAMANIQUE NEPALAIS - NEPALESE SHAMANIC ART, pag. 80/81 Editions Findakly 2007. http://www.letoitdumonde.net/actualites/index.html

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

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This exhibition presents a dramatic selection of ritual bronzes spanning the last millennium featuring depictions of deified heroes, pastoral gods and goddesses, and totemic animal spirits. These bronzes were principally made for Hindu ritual practice in the west and southwest regions of India and are the best examples of local and vernacular artistry. A complement to neighboring galleries of traditional and contemporary Indian art, this exhibition offers an opportunity to explore the connections between India’s artistic past and present.

 

17/09/2009

Himalayan Tribal Mask. Ethnoflorence coming soon and news.

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HIMALAYAN MASKS

IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BURKE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

OF SEATTLE

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The Burke Natural History Museum of Seattle has the most important public collection of Himalayan masks in the USA after the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.

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CHAMANISME ET SCULPTURE TRIBALE

Marc petit christian Lequindre nepal chamanisme et sculpture tribale ed Infolio

 

Two new catalogues devoted to Himalayan Folk and Tribal Art:


Marc Petit, Christian Lequindre, Nepal chamanisme et sculpture tribale, èd. Infolio, 2009 (288 pp 175 ill. 79 Euro)


Liliane and Michel Durand Dessert, Eric Chazot, Himalayas Art and Shamanism, LMDD Editions 2009 (200 pp 120 ill 59 Euro)

A new "vitrine" devoted to the "chamanisme Nepalais" is in progress at Musee de la Castre of Cannes. "Debut 2010".

A new exhibition of Himalaya Masks  is scheduled at Musee du Quai Branly of Paris for the 2010.

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MASQUES DE L'HIMALAYA

Martigny

 - Valais - Suisse 16 May 2009 a fin Decembre 2010 - Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville Fondation a but culturel.
Rue du Levant 34 1920 Martigny Tel.41 (0) 27 720 49 20

www.museesaintbernanrd.ch


En complement de cette exposition, des expositions - dossiers seront organisée:

Masque suisses
Art chamanique nepalais
Art Rural suisse et himalayen
Bijoux de l'Himalayaa

Photos courtesy Espace Holbein

http://espace-holbein.over-blog.org/article-34917121-6.html

HIMALAYAN MASK MARTIGNY RENZO FRESCHI ORIENTAL ART MILAN

 

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Other photos of the exhibition are available on :

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/tag/1/martigny

Galerie Le Toit du Monde on

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/post/7216916/arts-de-lhimalay...

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Himalayan Mask in the Collection

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 Nepalese mask

 

George Hegarty Himalayan collection, coming soon.

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 MASK

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GIUSEPPE LAMPIS

some pics

newar demon mask

Newar metal masks.

newar demons masks

 

Coming soon.

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Tharu tribal art

Tharu tribal masked figures.

tharu tribal art 2

 

Coming soon.