29/01/2016

LES ZAN PAR by FRANCOIS PANNIER

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2008 - 2016

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LES ZAN PAR

by

FRANCOIS PANNIER

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Photo Courtesy of Galerie Le Toit du Monde

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In the past December, Francois Pannier

Galerie  Le Toit du Monde  Paris

http://letoitdumonde.net/

 has curated an exhibition in Venice, ICI Magazzino del Caffe' , devoted to the Zan Par, titled:  Zan Par Unknown and Unusual ritual objects in India and in the Himalaya to replace the sacrifices.

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For the event, the gallery Le Toit du Monde has published an interesting essay on the subject accompanied by photos of important pieces from different private collections.

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You can read the complete essay here:

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http://www.letoitdumonde.net/…/l…/pdf/LTDM-ZAN-PAR-11-15....

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The essay explores the ORIGIN of the zan par, the EVOLUTION of their FUNCTION, the RITUALS and ceremonies linked with them.

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Then the Author continues by examining the DIFFERENT TYPES of Zan Par;  LOCATIONS,  areas in which  seems that the zan par are still used;  MATERIALS used, analyzing the different types of woods.

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 MOTIFS, among them , symbols devoted to deities or evil beings, demons, spirits , which appear on the zan par , the Author selects a number of recurring themes as for example the Astrological signs: Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep or Goat, Monkey, Bird, Dog, Boar or Pig, Mouse, Ox and Tiger, or the Astronomy that is represented by seven planets.

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The final chapters are dedicated to the FREEDOM of CREATION compared to the perfectly defined iconography of the statues and thankas, and to the zan par and SHAMANISM.

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LES ZAN PAR by FRANCOIS PANNIER

PDF

http://www.letoitdumonde.net/…/l…/pdf/LTDM-ZAN-PAR-11-15....

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FOR A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE ZAN PAR

 http://www.francobellino.com/?p=2338#more-2338

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