15/02/2013

MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL TUKUCHE village NEPAL

 

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MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL

 TUKUCHE

NEPAL

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Tukuche 

  spelt Tukche

is one of the  villages of the 

Mustang district in the  Dhawalagiri zone of northern Nepal

The village is located in the

Kali Gandaki Gorge

  Thakali people

 

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Mani Rimdu consists in a 19 day sequence of sacred ceremonies  culminating in  3 day  public festival.

The dances, performed by monks are regarded as sacred, and they can be 'danced' only in the context of the festival.

 

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The Ceremony takes place from the first day of the tenth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, normally falling between the  mid of  October and mid of November, during  until the nineteenth day of the month.


The name of the dances are

Ser-Kyem, Ghing-Pa, Nga-Chhyama, Mi-Tsering, Rol-Cham, Thur-Dhag, Kang-Wa, Mi-Nak, Khandro, Tok-Den, Ngag-Pa, Ti-Cham, Lok-Cham (finishing Dance, that concludes the Mani Rimdu).

 

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Photo Credit

Congochris Photostream

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BOOK OF THE WEEK

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TRANS HIMALAYA

DISCOVERIES AND ADVENTURE IN TIBET

Sven Anders

London

1909

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Nepalese performing symbolical dances at the New Year Festival.

 

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Dancing Nepalese at the New Year Festival

Tashi Lunpo

 

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Lamas in dancing Masks

 

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Group of Masked Lamas in Hemis Gompa

 

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Strolling Musicians

 

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Photographic credit out of copyright

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FURER HAIMENDORF ARCHIVE

A WEEKLY SELECTION

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MANI RIMDU

THAMI


Solukhumbu district

Nepal

1957

 

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Joker with drum

Copyright

SOAS NICHOLAS HAIMENDORF

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SOAS LIBRARY PPMS19_SHER_0202

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SHERDUKPEN DANCERS IN ASSAM

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Belsiri River, Assam, Balipara District, India

 

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These masked dancers represent a demon in a Sherdukpen version of Aji Lhamu, a romance widely known in the Tibetan Buddhist world, including the neighbouring Monpas.

 

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These wooden masked Sherdukpen dancers are figures in a version of a yak dance performed widely across the Tibetan Buddhist world. These figures are two of the three sons in the story, one of whom is dispossessed but later helped by a yak.

 

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The masked man on the left represents the father of the two figures on the right.

 

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The deer dance tells the story (of a hunter and his two sons and dog who trap a deer) as a parable about the immorality of killing animals.

 

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The figures, from right to left, are two queens, a king, a masked demon and two musicians.

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Copyright: SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

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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.

ETHNOFLORENCE

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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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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See more on 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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30/08/2009

Sherpa festival - Mani Rimdu Chiwang Gompa, buddhist monastery in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal.

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008 - 2016

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SHERPA FESTIVAL

 

MANI RIMDU, GOMPA, buddhist monastery in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal

Photo Courtesy Rejselyst

    
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rejselyst/sets/7215761289888...

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