26/06/2011

ROBERT POWELL EARTH DOOR SKY DOOR PAINTING OF MUSTANG BY ROBERT POWELL NEPAL

EART DOOR SKY DOOR

PAINTINGS OF MUSTANG

 

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BY

ROBERT POWELL
 
With an introduction by Roberto Vitali

London : Serindia

1999

 

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Tangbe Meme figure  photo courtesy of
Principaud Etienne

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01/05/2011

KHENIS GHOST EATERS IN TANGBE VILLAGE LOWER MUSTANG NEPAL

The KHENIS or GHOST EATERS are protective figure that can be found at the entrance gates of some villages of the
LOWER MUSTANG (Baragun Area), after KAGBENI and JHARKOT (DZAR), we edit in this post the  pictures of the protective
IWI (grand mother) and MEME (grand father) KHENIS gost eaters of the TANGBE village.

Each KHENIS figure is re-painted each year for the LUKOR festival (circumbulation of the village area).

This kind of protective representations are not found in the villages of the upper Mustang.

In this area the protection of the village area from malevolent spirits is done mainly by the edification of "RIGSUM GOMPO"
along the four cardinal directions and "LHATOS" in specific places of the village area.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ETIENNE PRINCIPAUD

Picture n1 IWI and MEME at the entrance gate of Jharkot (Dzar) 2004.
Picture n2 IWI Kagbeni 2007
Picture n3 MEME figure at the entrance gate of Tangbe 2010
Picture n4 MEME figure at the entrance gate of Tangbe 2010 detail.
Picture n5 IWI figure in Tangbe 2010.
Picture n6 IWI figure in Tangbe 2010 detail.
Picture n7 IWI figure in Tangbe 2010 detail.

 

01 Iwi and Meme Dzar 2004.jpg

02 Iwi Kagbeni 2007.jpg

03 Meme Tangye 2010.jpg

04 Meme Tangye 2010 2 - Copia.jpg

05 Iwi Tangye 2010.jpg

06 Iwi tangye 2010 3.jpg

07 iwi tangye 2010 2.jpg