NEPAL MASK HIMALAYAN TRIBAL ART RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION, A SENSITIVE SELECTION

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NEPAL LAND OF THE MASKS

 

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NEPAL LAND OF THE MASKS

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

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NEPAL TRIBAL ART

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see more on: 

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/nepal-chamanisme-et-sculpture-tribale-christian-lequindre-marc-petit-nepal-tribal-art/

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RICHARD LAIR

COLLECTION

A SENSITIVE SELECTION

Photo courtesy of Richard Lairs


Nepalese shaman pictures courtesy of    Josh Lustig –  https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/nepalese-shamans-a-voyage-in-the-soul-trance-ecstasy-and-healing-with-the-photos-of-josh-lustig/ –   http://www.joshlustig.com/; Vincent Van den Berg http://web.mac.com/vincentvandenberg/shi/Index.html , Manishakya http://www.flickr.com/photos/manishakya/  Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles , undated nepalese post card.

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(Courtesy of Mr Richard Lair)

– CALLING OF THE SPIRITS….coming soon

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– DIGITAL HIMALAYA

THANGMI FILM COLLECTION

Since 1997, Mark Turin and Sara Shneiderman have been using digital video to document the cultural complex of Thangmi shamanism and its related cosmology.

Below are five links of short clips of Thangmi shamans conducting rituals which include cutting hair for purification before ritual practice, a narration of the Thangmi origin myth, a healing ritual in Damarang (Dolakha district, Nepal), and an exorcism ritual and subsequent healing ritual in Kodari (Sindhupalcok district, Nepal).

1) Thangmi Shaman Film: Rana Bahadur Cutting His Hair

This film clip shows the senior shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Rana Bahadur having his head shaved by a relative in preparation for an important ritual. Rana Bahadur shared a great deal of his knowledge with anthropologists Shneiderman and Turin before he passed away in late 2002.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Suspa, Dolakha district, Nepal, 2000

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive/thangmifilmviewer.php?filmNum=1&bandwidth=1

2) Rana Bahadur Origin Song

This film clip shows the senior shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Rana Bahadur narrating a section of the Thangmi origin myth. He beats a plate to the rhythm of his chanting. Rana Bahadur shared a great deal of his knowledge with anthropologists Shneiderman and Turin before he passed away in late 2002.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Suspa, Dolakha district, Nepal, 2000

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive/thangmifilmviewer.php?filmNum=2&bandwidth=1

3) Jit Bahadur Healing Ritual

This film clip shows the young shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Jit Bahadur, the son of Rana Bahadur, beating his drum and going into trance to exorcise the malevolent spirits which have caused a young woman to be ill. The film was shot in complete darkness in an attempt to accurately illustrate the atmosphere of a shamanic seance.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Suspa, Dolakha district, Nepal, 2000.

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive/thangmifilmviewer.php?filmNum=3&bandwidth=1

4) Kodari Guru Healing Ritual I

This film clip shows the senior shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Jhankri Maila, preparing flour effigies of the spirit world on a bamboo winnowing tray. After the preparations are complete, he commences the ritual which is a healing ritual for a young woman who has been feeling unwell for some time.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Kodari, Nepal, January 1998.

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive/thangmifilmviewer.php?filmNum=4&bandwidth=1

5) Kodari Guru Healing Ritual II

This film clip shows the senior shaman (or guru in Thangmi) Jhankri Maila, with a patient. After asking some preliminary questions about his general health and diet, he checks the patient’s pulse and heart and blows the infection away. Afterwards, they share a cigarette.

Filmed by Mark Turin in Kodari, Nepal, January 1998

http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/thangmiarchive/thangmifilmviewer.php?filmNum=5&bandwidth=1

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– NEPALESE SHAMAN KIT FROM BILL MARSH COLLECTION

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See more on

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/nepal-shaman-art-tamang-shaman-kit-bill-marsh-collection-faces-of-devotion-indian-sculpture-from-the-figiel-collection-on-view-april-10-2010-to-january-16-2012-peabody-essex-museum-salem-ma/

– MUSEE DE LA CASTRE OF CANNES, NEW STUFF

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RENZO FRESCHI multimedia corner…

-EROTIC WOOD CARVINGS IN NEPALI TEMPLE

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(Photo by Nabin Baral, courtesy)

NABIN BARAL is a valid Nepalese photographer friend and collaborator of the Ethoflorence project, see his  documentary pics,  on

http://www.demotix.com/news/226312/erotic-wood-carvings-nepali-temple

– THE VILLAGE GODS OF SOUTH INDIA.

“….I was perplexed because the three sites I had found between Trichinopoly and Madura in that first trip were so extraordinary, so exciting, that I couldn’t believe what I was later to verify through foremost authorities in London and Paris: that the village gods (Grama Devatas) were virtually unknown except to a few theologians and anthropologists…” (Harry Holtzman)

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AFTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS THE UNIQUE HARRY HOLTZMAN FIELD DOCUMENTATION OF 130 SHRINES OF THE SOUTH INDIA VILLAGE GODS , GRAMA DEVATAS, IS WHAT REMAIN OF A LOST WORLD.

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See more on

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/category/aiyanar-village-gods-of-south-india/

– ETHNOFLORENCE EARLY HIMALAYAN PHOTO ARCHIVE, UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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COMING SOON.

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