25/03/2014

Nepalese dark patina asymmetric male mask

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MASK OF THE DAY

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Nepalese dark patina asymmetric 

male mask

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MAITRES ALAIN CASTOR & LAURENT HARA

Lundi 25 mars 2013

 

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DRUOT RICHELIEU PARIS SALLE 15

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Maschere del Carnevale Sardo Carnival Masks of Sardinia

Carnival Masks of Sardinia

Maschere del Carnevale Sardo

Masques de Carnaval de la Sardaigne

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These carnivals

still reflect

the echo

and represents the archetipycs symbols of the ancient

pagan rites.

Follow a short description of some of these, body and facial masks, the connection with the iconography of some of the so called 'primitive masks' of the Himalayas it's edident, especially if compared with the 'Merdule's black grotesque masks.

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AUSTIS

CARNIVAL MURAVERA

2007

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Sergio Bertolini

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Merdule

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The Merdules

 wear a facial anthropomorphic, grotesque mask.

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Muravera Carnival 2007

Sardinia Italy

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SOS BOES AND MERDULES

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The action of the two masks is carried out in a complementary way, in fact, while, the ox tries to leap, in a wild and impetuous way, of those who met, attempting to overwhelm, the Merdule strives to hold it with the rope that keeps it bound.

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SOS MAMUTHONES

Mamoiada Carnival

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The Mamuthones

move in two parallel rows, flanked by the

Issohadores

very slowly, bent under the weight of the bells, and at equal intervals giving everyone a shot of shoulder to shake and to play the entire stuff.

 

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COLONGANO

Austis Carnival

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Unlike other forms of the masks of the Barbagia area, the body masks of Austis have on the shoulder bones of animals that in the cadenced rhythm of the dance produce a dull sound less strong than the one of the bells.

The head part of the masks have fox or marten skins.

This character is also armed with sticks and pitchforks, shaked continuosly.

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URTZU

Austis Carnival

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Sacrifical victim:

S'URTZU

it's the mask

with the boar's head.

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SOS THURPOS

Orotelli Carnival

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Sos Thurpos de Oroteddi

carnival mask representing

'the blind'

the two people blacken each other's face

with the soot of burnt cork.

Their faces are hidden behind the hood

of the

gabbanu

heavy coat of woolen worn by shepards in the cold seasons and 'lent' for the carnival scene dominated by the black of the faces and of the clothings.

Above the gabbanu they carry over their shoulders a belt of bells, under they wear a velvet dress.

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SU BUNDU

Orani Carnival

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Bundu is a creature half human and half beef,

the red color of the mask that covered his face in its origin was obtained  with ox blood, while their pitchfork,

'on trivuthu'

symbolized the rural origins.

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S'URTZU

Samugheo Carnival

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This Mask has the head of a goat.

The masks of the Samugheo carnival are:

Su Mamutzones

 masks coveres of goat's skin, with big horns on high cork's hats, bells on the body, the faces darked by black soot.

They dance around

s'Urtzu,

a mask half goat half man while

Omadore

torments him until his sacrifice.

This carnival still reflects the echo and represents the archetipyc  symbols of the ancient pagan rites.

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MAMOIADA

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A COMPARATIVE  LIVING MASKED TRADITION

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01/03/2010

NEPAL MASK HIMALAYAN TRIBAL ART WESTERN NEPAL, THE ARCHETYPIC ICONOGRAPHY OF AN ARTISTIC LIVING TRADITION. WESTERN NEPAL HUMLA REGION

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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

Photo courtesy of Jean Claud Latombe http://ai.stanford.edu/~latombe/mountain/index.htm

"...La natura non contenuta dall'equilibrio del clima prolifica con ebbra esuberanza: l'uomo stesso è natura, una immobilità stupefatta lo cristalizza in una inerzia senza passato; ti muovi in un terreno vergine..." (GIUSEPPE TUCCI about the Humla region).

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"Giuseppe Tucci ricorda come nella regione di Humla si trovassero dei templi dal carattere e stile primitivo,  aperti sul davanti,  il tetto  in paglia  appoggiato su possenti tronchi d'albero, dall'aspetto non dissimile da   quello delle capanne o dei sacrari dell'Assam e della Polinesia , nell'interno  figure di legno scolpite in uno stile frontale rappresentavano nell'immobile ed atemporale  fissità dei volti  le immagini dei donatori, famiglie intere in attonita attesa  poste  intorno ad una  informe pietra, in cui sembrava celarsi  la misteriosa  presenza divina ..." (free and personal reinterpertation by Ethnoflorence of an original writing  of G.Tucci,  libera e personale  reinterpertazione il cui spunto è tratto da un testo originale di Giuseppe Tucci)

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"Giuseppe Tucci annota come il  Il pandit che gli faceva da guida  si rifiutasse di definire  Induismo la religione delle genti di questa regione,  che con disprezzo   definiva    superstiziosa adorazione di spiriti e demoni, nel termine locale bhut, entità insidiose e vendicative. La paura delle entità ostili ed  invisibili sembrava  incombere e pervadere tutto  intorno,  minacciando i viandanti  da ogni altura  di colle oppure  dai temuti  rami degli alberi maledetti, sui rami dei quali, brandelli di stoffa colorata, appesi dal viandante timoroso, ad ogni alito  di vento prolungavano invisibili  esorcismi..."(free and personal reinterpertation by Ethnoflorence of an original writing  of G.Tucci,  libera e personale  reinterpertazione il cui spunto è tratto da un testo originale di Giuseppe Tucci)

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"Circa la credenza di alberi creduti maledetti Giuseppe Tucci sottolineva come Devozione non fosse probabilmente la parola più appropiata, per definire il sentimento che ispiravano nei viandanti,  perché era certamente più  la paura il sentimento che li portava  a dedicare una preghiera o ad annodare un brandello di stoffa sui rami di questi alberi trasformati così in muti e temuti simulacri." Free and personal reinterpertation by Ethnoflorence of an original writing  of G.Tucci,  libera e personale  reinterpertazione il cui spunto è tratto da un testo originale di Giuseppe Tucci)

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Una donna che  non voleva farsi ardere nel rogo del marito morto, secondo una antica tradizione indiana, fu uccisa dai suoi parenti, da quel giorno si trasformò in un vendicativo BHUT che insidiava tutti coloro che non le dimostravano devozione ... i bhut più temuti e rispettati sono comunque quelli che aleggiano nei pressi dei ponti o degli scoscesi  sentieri sospesi nel vuoto, lì il viandante deve prestare molta attenzione e devozione. Giuseppe Tucci riporta la storia di un ponte particolarmente temuto, quello di Cotbara, lì si credeva  dimorasse  lo spirito di un  brahamano che si era suicidato proprio in quel luogo. Nessuno osava attraversare quel ponte una volta calato il sole."..."(free and personal reinterpertation by Ethnoflorence of an original writing  of G.Tucci,  libera e personale  reinterpertazione il cui spunto è tratto da un testo originale di Giuseppe Tucci)

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Primitive figure of Western Nepal starting from
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NEPAL

SHAMANISM AND TRIBAL SCULPTURE

  Christian Lequindre, Marc Petit.

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In collaboration with NEPAL TRIBAL ART

see more on:

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

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www.nepaltribalart.com

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-NEPALESE SHAMANS, PICTURES FROM THE VERY EARLY  70's, courtesy of  KRISHNA S.BEUTEL, pieces from Richard Lair (FRA) and Bill Marsh (USA) Collection.

More on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7673605/nepal-sh...

Richard Lair Collection a sensitive selection on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7615096/richard-...

Bill Marsh's complete shaman kit on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7598651/tamang-s...-

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(Photo courtesy KRISHNA S.BEUTEL, Richard Lair, Bill Marsh).

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-ANTHROPOMORPHIC NEPALESE FRONT COVER BOOK

from Ethnoflorence Collection.


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HIMALAYA

by Jean Pierre GIROLAMI catalogue 

Ilda Suarez Opt'image of the exhibition of the 1997 in Blagnac (FRA) .

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Small but interesting catalogue by Jean Pierre GIROLAMI , passionate supporter of the Himalayan field, he was one of the first to documentate the unknown art of western Nepal.

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EIDOS COLLECTION

OF WESTERN NEPAL FIGURE

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a new friend of Ethnoflorence, coming soon

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-MAMOIADA, A LIVING TRADITION AN ICONOGRAPHIC COMPARATION

In collaboration with the MUSEO DELLE MASCHERE MEDITERRANEE di MAMOIADA, coming soon.

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MUSEE DE LA CASTRE

CANNES FRANCE

- MUSEE DE LA CASTRE, CANNES, FRANCE,

Himalayan Classic, Folk and Tribal Arts new stuff. ETHNOFLORENCE Indian and Himalayan Folk and Tribal arts photo Archive.

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

And about the old stuff on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7356418/musee-de...

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17/02/2010

NEPAL SHAMANS, pictures from the very early 70's. PREPARING A CHAM DANCE. THE TRADITIONAL DANCE OF THE TRIBAL RAUTE PEOPLE OF NEPAL.

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INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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NEPAL SHAMANS

pictures from the very early 70's

Photo courtesy of

KRISHNA S  BEUTEL

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--PREPARING FOR A CHAM DANCE IN KORZOK VILLAGE, TSOMORIRI

TEXT AND PICTURES COURTESY OF TRAVEL LUST WORDPRESS

http://ihavetravellust.wordpress.com

A high Lama visited the village of Korzok at Tsomoriri and they decided to perform a Cham dance only the day before. The Cham dance or Masked dance is only performed by the monks and suppose to give merits to the audience, the monks are dressed in beautifully made ornamental costumes and masks of animal deities.

I happened to intrude into the preparations for the cham dance while everyone else including some annoyingly irritating Indian photographers and some other rich European photographers with huge camera set-up waiting in the courtyard for the performance. The monks were kind enough to let me stay on and photograph them dressing up for the dance. The whole preparation was amazing, everyone calmly went about dressing up, the other monks and villagers helping out, dressing the monks in their beautifully intricate costumes.

The feeling I got from this event : well its more genuine and provincial, more real compared to the other large events that is happening in the other places.

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Courtesy of  Travellust Word Press http://ihavetravellust.wordpress.com

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MAMOIADA

A LIVING TRADITION

AN ICONOGRAPHIC COMPARISON

-MAMOIADA (ITALY)

 In collaboration with the MUSEO DELLE MASCHERE MEDITERRANEE di Mamoiada (Italy).

COMING SOON

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Photo Courtesy  of  MUSEO DELLE MASCHERE MEDITERRANEE di MAMOIADA.

http://www.museodellemaschere.it/

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THE TRADITIONAL DANCE OF THE TRIBAL RAUTE PEOPLE

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The nomadic hunter and gathering Raute people struggle to survive, but fiercly protect their ancient lifestyle in the western forests of Nepal.
Courtesy of Knut-Erik Helle  http://keh.nu/

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

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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RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION

A SENSITIVE SELECTION

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

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NEPAL SHAMANISM AND TRIBAL SCULPTURE

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

In collaboration with NEPAL TRIBAL ART

see more on:

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

and

www.nepaltribalart.com 

-About the Authors of  NEPAL. SHAMANISM AND TRIBAL SCULPTURE:

-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, 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.

Publisher: Infolio

http://www.nepaltribalart.com/index.asp?p=100

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