23/01/2015

BEHIND THE MASK GERARD TOFFIN

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BEHIND THE MASK

THE APPROPRIATION OF NEPALI MASKS BY THE WEST HAS NOT BEEN CONTERBALANCED BY LOCAL ENDEAVOURS

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ARTICLE

BY

GERARD TOFFIN

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MASK OF THE DAY

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Asymmetric  demon mask, dark patina, east nepal, collected in loco mid '80s, Ancient American Collection.

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KERALA FOLKLORE MUSEUM

PHOTO BY DAVID VAN DER ELST

 

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Photo David Van Der Elst

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18/01/2015

Kerala Folklore Museum photo of David Van Der Elst

 

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David Van Der Elst

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RAJASTHANI BHIL

TRIBAL DANCE- GAVARI

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30/04/2014

NEPALESE SHAMANIC ART VENICE ITALY 2014

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SHAMANISM SCIAMANESIMO CHAMANISME

ICI

MAGAZZINO DEL CAFFE VENEZIA

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The International Cultural Institute (ICI),a French cultural organization, is celebrating the opening of its new headquarters in Venice with an exhibit on Shamanism in Nepal.

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The show, curated by Francois Pannier, is at the Magazzino del Caffè in Venice from May 10 to November 23, 2014. 

 

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A series of photographs  made by RENZO FRESCHI in Nepal in 1980 and 1981 will be presented.

 

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These photographs document the festival that takes place between July and August on the peaks of Mount Kalingchok (3850 meters) where one can find large groups of pilgrims and  shamans joined together for the celebration and rituals.

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The photographs also include portraits of Ram Bahadur Jakri, one of the most revered shaman of that region.

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From May 10 to November 23, 2014. 

At

ICI

Magazzino del Caffe'

VENICE

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TEXT and PICTURES

COURTESY OF

RENZO FRESCHI

MILAN

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MASK OF THE DAY

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 Bhuiya

mask used  for divination before annual ceremonial hunt.

Trewia nudiflora wood

the black patina was obtained  blackening with oil the mask.

Bonai Orissa

edited on

The tribal Art of Middle India

A personal record

by Verrier Elwin

Oxford Press

1950

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INDIAN FOLK MASKS

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in the collection of the

Kerala Folklore Museum

 

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18/04/2013

Bagcham Choero Temple Tukche Mustang Dhaurlagiri zone Nepal Photographer Takayama Ryuzo

Bagcham mask dances

in Choero Temple

1958

 

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Tukche Mustang  Dhaurlagiri zone

Nepal


Photographer

Takayama Ryuzo

 

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BOOK OF THE WEEK

Western Tibet

and

The British Bordeland

The sacred country of Hindus and Buddhist

by

Charles A.Sherring

London

Edward Arnold

1906

 

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Tibetan Dancers wearing Masks

 

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Tibetan Dancers

 

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Note the drum and the mask in foreground

 

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Bhotia Women

 

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The Chum or Rani, wife of the three brothers

 

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A Tibetan wedding: The Bride

 

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A Tibetan: The Bridegroom

 

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Tibetan Charm, Jug, Bell

 

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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SHIKALI JATRA FESTIVAL

KHOANA VILLAGE

NEPAL

 

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The Shikali Jatra festival. Local villagers, who normally do not celebrate the country's most famous festival
of Dashain or Dushera, celebrate the Shikali Jatra each year."
(credit http://www.news24.com/ http://www.smh.com.au./)

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KERALA FOLKLORE AND THEATRE MUSEUM

 

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Hanumana Podi

is a popular

festival

observed in the Sonepur district.

 

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Childrens participate to observe it with clay idols of Lord Hanumana and this festival is related to the popular legend of "Lanka dahana" (Burning of Lanka) by Hanumana by his burning tail.

 

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Podi Hanumana protective image on a rooftop after festival.

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FURER HAIMENDORF ARCHIVE

WEEKLY SELECTION

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Bhotia man

Wearing his hair bound up

Yakba, Humla district, Nepal 1972

 

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Catalogue reference: PPMS19_6_TIB_0624

Copyright SOAS Nicholas Haimendorf

SOAS Library PPMS19_6_TIB_0624

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Litakot, Tila valley, Jumla district, Nepal

1966

 

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Copyright SOAS Nicholas Haimendorf

SOAS Library PPMS19_6_TIB_0165

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Jumla - Kalikot, Jumla district, Nepal

1972

 

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Copyright SOAS Nicholas Haimendorf

SOAS Library PPMS19_6_TIB_0779

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