THE DOUBLE IN THE ICONOGRAPHY OF SOME PRIMITIVE SCULPTURES FROM WESTERN NEPAL

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The Double in the iconography of some Primitive sculptures from Western Nepal

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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THE DOUBLE

IN THE ICONOGRAPHY

OF SOME PRIMITIVE SCULPTURES FROM

WESTERN NEPAL

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The Double in the iconography of some Primitive sculptures from Western Nepal

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Double Rider, two figures in namaste posture, Bridge element, Western Nepal. Collezione Andrea Mordacci

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The Double in the iconography of some Primitive sculptures from Western Nepal II

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Dhami Figure, two faces carved on the sides of the head, representing the state of possession, fragmentary, Shrine Figure, Western Nepal. Collezione Ethnoflorence

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The Double in the iconography of some Primitive sculptures  from Western Nepal III

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Double Figure in Namaste Posture, Fragmentary, Shrine Figure, Western Nepal. Collezione Andrea Mordacci

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The Double in the iconography of some Primitive sculptures  from  Western Nepal IV

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Double Figure in Namaste Posture, Fragmentary, Shrine Figure, Western Nepal. Collezione Ethnoflorence

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The Double in the iconography of some Primitive sculptures  from Western Nepal V

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A Figure with a Double Head, Book Cover, Western Nepal. Collezione Ethnoflorence

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The photo on the right  documents the same iconography in a primitive figure in the area of Western Nepal.

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OLD POSTS SELECTION

SANTAL TRIBAL ART

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Santal Banam, Dhodro Banam, Lutes of the Santal. Photo Ethnoflorence.

TRIBAL ARTS OF THE SANTAL PEOPLE

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/tribal-arts-of-the-santal-

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/tribal-arts-of-the-santal-people-the-tribal-art-of-middle-india-elwin-verrier-1951-other-masters-of-india-contemporary-creations-of-the-adivasis-musee-du-quay-branly-paris/

SANTAL PANELS

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/santal-parganas-people-carved-wodden-panels-of-the-wedding-litters-palkee/

SANTAL BANAM

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/21-dhodro-banam-santal-banam-santal-people-lutes-anthropomorphic-lutes-indian-tribal-art-with-a-writing-of-the-french-artist-fernandez-arman-15-liuti-tribali-antropomorfi-dei-santal-del-nord-indi/

SANTAL FLUTES

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/4-tribal-santal-flutes-santal-people-tribal-art-4-rari-flauti-tribali-dei-santal-people-nord-india/

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Musee de la Castre Old Himalayan room. Photo Ethnoflorence.

MUSEE DE LA CASTRE NEW ROOM

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/musee-de-la-castre-cannes-france-himalayan-classic-folk-and-tribal-arts-new-stuff-ethnoflorence-indian-and-himalayan-folk-and-tribal-arts-photo-archive/

MUSEE DE LA CASTRE OLD ROOM

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/musee-de-la-castre-of-cannes-himalayan-room/

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Alti Sentieri d’Asia vita, cultura e miti dei Popoli dell’Hindu Kush Nuovi Allestimenti al Museo di Antropologia di Firenze

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Alti Sentieri d’Asia vita, cultura e miti dei Popoli dell’Hindu Kush I. Photo Ethnoflorence

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/alti-sentieri-dasia-vita-cultura-e-miti-dei-popoli-dellhindu-kush/

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Alti Sentieri d’Asia vita, cultura e miti dei Popoli dell’Hindu Kush II. Photo Ethnoflorence

General link

Museo Etnografico di Firenze

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/category/collection-museo-nazionale-di-etnologia-e-antropologia-firenze/

Photo Ethnoflorence

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The Iconography of human figures on elephants or horses among the tribal cultures of the Santal, Tharu, Daileckh people

Ethnoflorence

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The Iconography of human figures on elephants or horses among the tribal cultures of the Santal, Tharu, Daileckh people

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The Iconography of human figures on elephants or horses among the tribal cultures of the Santal, Tharu, Daileckh people

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SANTAL TRIBAL ART

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RESUME

M2081S-1029

Santal Banam, Dhodro Banam. Photo Ethnoflorence

TRIBAL ARTS OF THE  SANTAL PEOPLE

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/tribal-arts-of-the-santal-

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/tribal-arts-of-the-santal-people-the-tribal-art-of-middle-india-elwin-verrier-1951-other-masters-of-india-contemporary-creations-of-the-adivasis-musee-du-quay-branly-paris/

SANTAL PANELS

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/santal-parganas-people-carved-wodden-panels-of-the-wedding-litters-palkee/

SANTAL BANAM

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/21-dhodro-banam-santal-banam-santal-people-lutes-anthropomorphic-lutes-indian-tribal-art-with-a-writing-of-the-french-artist-fernandez-arman-15-liuti-tribali-antropomorfi-dei-santal-del-nord-indi/

SANTAL FLUTES

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/4-tribal-santal-flutes-santal-people-tribal-art-4-rari-flauti-tribali-dei-santal-people-nord-india/

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KAFIRI NURISTAN

TRIBAL ARTS

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MUSEO ETNOGRAFICO FIRENZE. Photo Ethnoflorence.

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/category/kafiri-nuristan-tribal-art/

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HIMALAYAN ART AN EXPLICATED ICONOGRAPHY

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HIMALAYAN ART

AN EXPLICATED ICONOGRAPHY

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Thanks to Andrea Mordacci and Jean Luc Cortes, a short text by Ethnoflorence.

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Photo Courtesy of ©2016 Andrea Mordacci

The contextualization of the ethnographic materials from the place of origin often makes  impossible to understand the meaning of their iconography.

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Photo Courtesy of ©2016 Andrea Mordacci

In this case the meaning of the iconography of a sculpture has been explained by some photographs taken on the field.

It is a special iconography, a human figure who holds another on the shoulders.

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Photo Courtesy of ©2016 Andrea Mordacci

The realism of the gesture found in the sculpture well  represents the reality of  the rite.

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 Photo Courtesy of ©2016 Jean Luc Cortes

Kalikot district

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Jumla (Sundar gaon)

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Carrying the Oracle on his back, it is like to carry the God on his back.

Physics and metaphysics come together in the real life and in the iconography of this sculpture.

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Photo of ©2016 Ethnoflorence

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MASK OF THE DAY

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Photo Ethnoflorence

in collaboration with

Andrea Mordacci

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Enzo Mordacci

and the

Tribal Arts of the Himalayas

 

web exhibition

 

curated by

 

Ethnoflorence & Andrea Mordacci https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/enzo-mordacci-and-the-tribal-arts-of-the-himalayas/

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see more here https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/category/collection-enzo-mordacci/

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Interesting Himalayan asymmetric mask

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Mask of the Day

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Interesting Himalayan asymmetric mask

wood in natural patina

Photo Ethnoflorence

in collaboration

with

Andrea Mordacci

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Enzo Mordacci

and the

Tribal Arts of the Himalayas

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web exhibition

curated by

Ethnoflorence & Andrea Mordacci

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see more here https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/enzo-mordacci-and-the-tribal-arts-of-the-himalayas/

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https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/enzo-mordacci-and-the-tribal-arts-of-the-himalayas/

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Himalayan ancient male mask

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FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008-2016

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MASK OF THE DAY

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Interesting ancient male mask,

part of a couple, Western Himalaya

wood in natural patina

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Photo Ethnoflorence

in collaboration with Andrea Mordacci

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Enzo Mordacci

and the

Tribal Arts of the Himalayas

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  web exhibition

curated by

Ethnoflorence & Andrea Mordacci

see more here https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/enzo-mordacci-and-the-tribal-arts-of-the-himalayas/

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SAURASHTRA

MEMORIAL STONES

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Regards Himalayens Kathmandu August 15/16 2014

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Kathmandu August 15/16,
“Cafè Electric Pagoda”, Thamel, Ktm

 

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First Nepali meeting on Himalayan tribal arts and comparison with western “gazes”.

 

The event brought together some exponents of the Himalayan market of Tribal Arts: Shiva Bhandari,
Suman Raj, Bishnu Shrestha, Raju Shrestha, Ram Bohora, Sitaram Bajgayn. 
 

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 This is an attempt to propose an aesthetic and qualitative common ground and a more defined stylistic identity of Himalayan Tribal Arts.

For the meeting, every participant had selected some artworks in order to contribute to the debate around a possible definition of an ‘Himalayan aesthetics’;

controversial subject, which is still widely unknown to the western world or object to misleading interpretations especially if compared with the African aesthethic.

 

 

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In representation of the Himalayan art, the meeting had offered  masks from different areas of Nepal, Phurba and wooden sculptures with different patinas.

 

Curator and creator of the event:

 

Dr. Andrea Mordacci 

 

in collaboration with

 

Ethnoflorence.

 

 With the hope that this project, duly enlarged and in the details curated, will be followed by the organization of a first National exhibition in Nepal of
Himalayan tribal arts, possibly during the period spring/summer 2015.

 

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Photo courtesy of Ravee Maharjan

 

Enzo Mordacci,
Text by Andrea Mordacci and Ethnoflorence

 

Translation by Alice Borchi and Ethnoforence

 

Edited by

Ethnoflorence

2008-2016

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