Masque de danse shamanique anthropomorphe Nepalese – Mask Festival at Namgyal Lhatse Monastery in Tawang – Arunachal Pradesh

ETHNOFLORENCE

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MASK OF THE DAY

I think that the publication of masks recently sold or passed on auction is particularly interesting to understand the orientation of the taste compared to an universe, the one of the so called  folk masks of India and the Himalayas, as rich and varied from an iconographic point of view as profoundly unknown.

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“Masque de danse shamanique anthropomorphe présentant un visage aux arcades sourcilières formant un angle droit avec le nez et une bouche à cavité rectangulaire surmontée d’une moustache sculptée en relief. Bois, ancienne patine d’usage brune et rouge brillante.”

Edited and sold

by

Maîtres

Alain CASTOR et Laurent HARA

 lundi 12 décembre 2011
Drouot Richelieu

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lot 272

Estimation 

800/1200

sold for

875 euro

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MASKS OF THE DAY

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FOLK

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

MASKS

AN HIDDEN HERITAGE

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Today we are going to visit a masked dance  performed close to the Namgyal Lhatse Monastery in Tawang

Arunachal Pradesh India

Photo credit of  Amardeep

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Namgyal Lhatse Monastery in Tawang
Arunachal Pradesh India

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HIMALAYAN

VINTAGE

BOOKS

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Limited edition of the book

Edizione limitata del libro

“Tibetan Painted Scrolls”

di          by

 Giuseppe Tucci

Libreria dello Stato di Roma,

1949

edizione limitata a 750 esemplari

limited edition of 750 books

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Extremely rare this iconographic portfolio  originally linked with the two volumes of the famous work by Giuseppe Tucci

Tibetan Painted Scrolls

it was printed in limited edition, in English only, from the Italian  Library of the State of Rome in April 1949

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The hardcover in red cloth with title and profiles stamped in gold , contains numerous reproductions of wonderful Thangka.

The boards loose, printed on Fabriano paper in color and sepia monochrome, are held together by a cord and classified in alphabetical and numeric order.

The letter W is omitted

(standard procedure of the set).

  256 tables

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Photo credit of

Florence Number Nine

http://www.florencenumbernine.com/

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DEUS LOCI

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The Nature,  not contained by the balance of the climate, prolific with drunken exuberance:

the man himself is nature

a stunned immobility crystallizes the man

in an inertia  without past,

you move in a virgin soil.

GIUSEPPE TUCCI

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MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL TUKUCHE village NEPAL

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Mani Rimdu Festival Tukuche Nepal Mustang district in the Dhalawalagiri zone

MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL

 TUKUCHE

NEPAL

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Tukuche 

  spelt Tukche

is one of the  villages of the 

Mustang district in the  Dhawalagiri zone of northern Nepal

The village is located in the

Kali Gandaki Gorge

  Thakali people

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Mani Rimdu consists in a 19 day sequence of sacred ceremonies  culminating in  3 day  public festival.

The dances, performed by monks are regarded as sacred, and they can be ‘danced’ only in the context of the festival.

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The Ceremony takes place from the first day of the tenth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, normally falling between the  mid of  October and mid of November, during  until the nineteenth day of the month.

The name of the dances are

Ser-Kyem, Ghing-Pa, Nga-Chhyama, Mi-Tsering, Rol-Cham, Thur-Dhag, Kang-Wa, Mi-Nak, Khandro, Tok-Den, Ngag-Pa, Ti-Cham, Lok-Cham (finishing Dance, that concludes the Mani Rimdu).

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Photo Credit

Congochris Photostream

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BOOK OF THE WEEK

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TRANS HIMALAYA

DISCOVERIES AND ADVENTURE IN TIBET

Sven Anders

London

1909

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Nepalese performing symbolical dances at the New Year Festival

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Lamas in dancig mask

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Group of Masked (mask) Lamas in Hemi Gompa

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Strolling Musicians

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Photographic credit out of copyright

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FURER HAIMENDORF ARCHIVE

A WEEKLY SELECTION

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MANI RIMDU

THAMI

Solukhumbu district

Nepal

1957

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Joker with drum

Copyright

SOAS NICHOLAS HAIMENDORF

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SOAS LIBRARY PPMS19_SHER_0202

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SOAS Library PPMS19_6_SHER_0209

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SHERDUKPEN DANCERS IN ASSAM

1944

Belsiri River, Assam, Balipara District, India

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These masked dancers represent a demon in a Sherdukpen version of Aji Lhamu, a romance widely known in the Tibetan Buddhist world, including the neighbouring Monpas.

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These wooden masked Sherdukpen dancers are figures in a version of a yak dance performed widely across the Tibetan Buddhist world. These figures are two of the three sons in the story, one of whom is dispossessed but later helped by a yak.

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The masked man on the left represents the father of the two figures on the right.

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The deer dance tells the story (of a hunter and his two sons and dog who trap a deer) as a parable about the immorality of killing animals.

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The figures, from right to left, are two queens, a king, a masked demon and two musicians.

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Copyright: SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

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MASK HIMALAYAN MASK SHERDUKPEN MASK QUEENS SHERDUKPEN MASQUE AJI LHAMU BELSIRI RIVER BALIPARA DISTRICT INDIA

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008 – 2016

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SHERDUKPEN DANCERS IN ASSAM

during meeting with J.P. Mills

Collection: Fürer-Haimendorf

Description:

 These two figures represent queens in a Sherdukpen version of Aji Lhamu, a romance widely known in the
Tibetan Buddhist world, including the neighbouring Monpas. These dancers are performing for J. P. Mills, Adviser to
the Governor of Assam for Tribal Areas. Mills came to meet the Sherdukpen Sat Rajas (‘Seven… Kings’) at their winter
camp on the Belsiri River, east of Charduar, where they presented him with an honorary scarf. Each year Sherdukpens
(and other Arunachal tribes) came to Charduar, in Assam, to receive annual payments from the government. Charduar was
the headquarters of the Balipara Frontier Tract, which included most of the eastern districts of present-day Arunachal
Pradesh, where Sherdukpens (Akas, Mijis, Monpas and Buguns) live. Charduar (‘Four-Door/Gate’) was one of several duars
along the base of the eastern Himalayas where hill tribes came to transact business with the rulers of the plains.
Many tribes received an annual payment (posa) in goods and/or cash in return for not raiding villages in the plains.
For some tribes, these payments continued for several years even after 1947.

 

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Catalogue reference: PPMS_19_6_SHERD_0026  
Date/period of original: 16 February 1944
Ethnic group: Sherdukpen
Location: Belsiri River, Assam, Balipara District, India
Copyright: SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

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NURISTANI BUILDINGS LENNART EDELBERG NEPAL MASKS NEPALESE MASKS NEPAL CROWNED MASK. AUTRES MAITRES DE L’INDE CREATIONS CONTEMPORAINES DES ADIVASI MUSEE DU QUAY BRANLY PARIS

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2008 2016

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OTHER MASTERS OF INDIA

EXHIBITION IN PARIS

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contemporary creations of the Adivasis
Musee du Quai Branly , Paris.

From  30th march to 18th july 2010

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Curators and advisor of the exhibition : Jyotindra Jain,  Jean-Pierre Mohen, Vikas Harish.

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NURISTANI BUILDINGS

 LENNART EDELBERG
Jutland Archeological Society Publications XVIII, 1984
Jysk Arkaeologisk Selskab, Moesgard, Aerhus.

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(Back cover)

A rare book devoted to the hidden and unknown culture of the Nuristan.

Absolutely to have.

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Nuristsani building components in the MOESGAARD MUSEUM.

Unique documentation.

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HIMALAYAN DRAWINGS

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Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich, 2001. 304 pages, 283 colour illustrations, 59  black and white, 1 map.

Robert Powell, Michael Oppitz

About this interesting book, please read the writing of Mr Mark Turin on Digital Himalaya web site:
http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/projectteam/turin/abstracts/br_ethnographicdraughtsman.html

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CROWNED MASKS OF THE HIMALAYAS

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 Old southern Nepal (?) crowned mask

(Inventory no. 2)

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Old Rajbanchi crowned mask

(Inventory no. 19)

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Old Himalayan demon mask, Northern Nepal (Inventory no.37)

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Ancient crowned southern Nepal

Rajbanchi mask

(Inventory no.18)

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