THE VILLAGE GODS OF SOUTH INDIA.
In a letter of November 6 1966, the late Art historian of South Asian art Ms Stella Kramrisch (1896 Nikolsburg (now Mikulov), Czech Republic – 1993 Philadelphia, PA) , at that time Curator of Indian Art of the Philadelphia Museum of Art asked and then obtained some photographs from the late American Artists Mr Harry Holtzman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Holtzman (1912 NYC – 1987 Lyme Ct) for her scheduled exhibition on traditionally Indian village Art “Unknown India Ritual Art in Tribe and Village”(Philadelphia Museum of Art 1968). (Source: Harry Holtzman paper, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven CT USA).
AFTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS THE UNIQUE HARRY HOLTZMAN FIELD DOCUMENTATION OF 130 SHRINES OF THE SOUTH INDIA VILLAGE GODS IS WHAT REMAIN OF A LOST WORLD.
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-NEPAL. SHAMANISM AND TRIBAL SCULPTURE, Christian Lequindre, Marc Petit.
In collaboration with NEPAL TRIBAL ART
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-AN EXCEPTIONAL NEPALESE WOODEN PRIMITIVE FIGURE AND AN INTERESTING GROUP OF HIMALAYAN MASKS FROM THE MAMBERTI-DIAS ANDRE’ COLLECTION.
(Photo courtesy Mamberti-Dias André collection).
-EXCEPTIONAL NEPALESE FUNGUS MASK FROM THE BILL MARSH COLLECTION
(Photo courtesy of Bill Marsh)
A selection of nepalese fungus masks is available on
ARTS POPULAIRES DU MONDE
collection, the new site
-RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION, A SENSITIVE SELECTION.
(The zoomorphic detail of this nepalese artifact of the Richard Lair Collection is, for what we know,…unique).
-ETHNOFLORENCE EARLY HIMALAYAN ARCHIVE. UNDER CONSTRUCTION. COMING SOON.
-NEPAL, FOLK ART , A LOST WORLD, PICS FROM THE ETHNOFLORENCE HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART ARCHIVE COLLECTION