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

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NEPAL LAND OF THE MASKS

 

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Coming soon.

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

In collaboration with NEPAL TRIBAL ART

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see more on:

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7575469/nepal-chamanisme-et-sculpture-tribale-chrisht

and

www.nepaltribalart.com 

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RICHARD LAIR

COLLECTION

A SENSITIVE SELECTION

Photo courtesy of Richard Lairs


Nepalese shaman pictures courtesy 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 http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/ , 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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More on  http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6909408/dhyangro-dhyangro-nepalese-shaman-drum-wester

– NEPALESE SHAMAN KIT FROM BILL MARSH COLLECTION

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See more on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7598651/tamang-shaman-kit-bill-marsh-collectionfaces

– MUSEE DE LA CASTRE OF CANNES, NEW STUFF

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RENZO FRESCHI multimedia corner…se more on  http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7544841/musee-de-la-castre-cannes-france-himalayan-cl

-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 http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6493657/the-village-gods-of-south-india-lord–ayanaar

– ETHNOFLORENCE EARLY HIMALAYAN PHOTO ARCHIVE, UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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COMING SOON.

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NEPAL MASKS .Nepalese masks from the Mamberti-Dias André collection. Richard Lair Collection, a sensitive selection, coming soon.The village gods of south India, Harry Holtzman Collection.

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).

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 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.

Village gods of South India

See more on : http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6493657/the-village-gods-of-south-india-lord–ayanaar

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

In collaboration with NEPAL TRIBAL ART

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see more on:

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7575469/nepal-chamanisme-et-sculpture-tribale-chrisht

and

www.nepaltribalart.com

-AN EXCEPTIONAL NEPALESE WOODEN PRIMITIVE FIGURE AND AN INTERESTING GROUP OF HIMALAYAN  MASKS FROM THE MAMBERTI-DIAS ANDRE’ COLLECTION.

 

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02 tibet mask

03 fungus dankhutta wet nepal himalayan mask

04 rai nepal mask

05 northern indian mask

06 kali mask southern nepal rajbansi or dhimal people

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(Photo courtesy  Mamberti-Dias André collection).

 -EXCEPTIONAL NEPALESE FUNGUS MASK FROM THE BILL MARSH COLLECTION 

 

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 (Photo courtesy of Bill Marsh)

 A selection of nepalese fungus masks is available on ARTS POPULAIRES DU MONDE  collection, the new site of PHIL MOURVAN: http://lezardpremiernepal.skynetblogs.be/post/7516176/masques-champignons-du-nepal 

-NEPALESE SHAMAN KIT, BILL MARSH COLLECTION 

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see more on
http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7598651/tamang-shaman-kit-bill-marsh-collectionfaces

-RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION, A SENSITIVE SELECTION.

Richard Lair collection

(The zoomorphic detail of this nepalese artifact  of the Richard Lair Collection is, for what we know,…unique).

COMING SOON

-ETHNOFLORENCE EARLY HIMALAYAN ARCHIVE. UNDER CONSTRUCTION. COMING SOON.

ETHNOFLOENCE HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART

 

-NEPAL, FOLK ART , A LOST WORLD, PICS FROM THE ETHNOFLORENCE HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART ARCHIVE COLLECTION, SEE MORE ON :  http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7177977/nepal-art-nepal-folk-art-ethnoflorence-himala

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