09/10/2016

INDIAN MUSEUM KOLKATA MASK GALLERY INAUGURATION 2016 & PRESS CLIPPINGS

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008 - 2016

550786841.28.jpg

n.992

************************

INDIAN MUSEUM KOLKATA

1.jpg

MASK GALLERY

INAUGURATION

***********************************

DISTRIBUTION OF MASK

WEST BENGAL

14448953_1118543888228549_3972798600398940661_n - Copy.jpg

2 (2).jpg

GAMBHIRA, CHOU, TIBETAN INFLUENCES, GAMIRA or GOMIRA

***********************************************

1.jpg

******************************

PRESS CLIPPINGS

ON THE EVENT

********************************************

1 (5).jpg

1 (4).jpg

1 (3).jpg

http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31812&articlexml=Museum-mask-gallery-gets-new-look-28092016004014

1 (1).jpg

161227266.jpg

***************************************

FOLLOW THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF KOLKATA

CLICK THE LINK BELOW

https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofindianmuseum/

**********************

FOLLOW THE DARICHA FOUNDATION

CLICK THE LINK BELOW

?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

**********************************************

STAY IN TOUCH WITH US

IMG_4091.JPG

(Mask no 232)

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

*****************************************

 

22/09/2013

Ravan demon mask Assam folk theatre Bharigan

ETHNOFLORENCE

Post n 674

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

RAVANA-RAAVAN-ASSAM-MASK-RABHA-COMMUNITY.jpg

Craftsmen assemble the wooden mask of the demon King Ravana -Raavan,   used during the

'Bharigan'

 the Assamese folk theatre.

Performed by the tribal Rabha community, Bharigan songs are adaptations of the Ramayana.

While Sri Madhava Kandali's version is popular in Assam, the Bharigan adapts other versions too.

Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/history-an...

***************

****

VINTAGE

 POSTCARDS

COLLECTION

Missions de Scheut : Mariage Mongol. 8 l'heureux couple

 

x6609[1].jpg

Publisher: Imprimerie de la Bourse Anvers Missions de Scheut - Cte Ch. Post 1269.90
Series No: 8

 

09/07/2011

MASK HIMALAYAN MASK SHERDUKPEN MASK QUEENS SHERDUKPEN MASQUE AJI LHAMU BELSIRI RIVER BALIPARA DISTRICT INDIA

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008 - 2016

*****************

SHERDUKPEN DANCERS IN ASSAM

during meeting with J.P. Mills

Collection: Fürer-Haimendorf

Description:

 These two figures represent queens in a Sherdukpen version of Aji Lhamu, a romance widely known in the
Tibetan Buddhist world, including the neighbouring Monpas. These dancers are performing for J. P. Mills, Adviser to
the Governor of Assam for Tribal Areas. Mills came to meet the Sherdukpen Sat Rajas ('Seven... Kings') at their winter
camp on the Belsiri River, east of Charduar, where they presented him with an honorary scarf. Each year Sherdukpens
(and other Arunachal tribes) came to Charduar, in Assam, to receive annual payments from the government. Charduar was
the headquarters of the Balipara Frontier Tract, which included most of the eastern districts of present-day Arunachal
Pradesh, where Sherdukpens (Akas, Mijis, Monpas and Buguns) live. Charduar ('Four-Door/Gate') was one of several duars
along the base of the eastern Himalayas where hill tribes came to transact business with the rulers of the plains.
Many tribes received an annual payment (posa) in goods and/or cash in return for not raiding villages in the plains.
For some tribes, these payments continued for several years even after 1947.

 

page.jpg

Catalogue reference: PPMS_19_6_SHERD_0026  
Date/period of original: 16 February 1944
Ethnic group: Sherdukpen
Location: Belsiri River, Assam, Balipara District, India
Copyright: SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

SOAS Library PPMS_19_6_SHERD 0026

***