MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE OF FLORENCE Sezione di ANTROPOLOGIA e ETNOLOGIA KALASH ROOM UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE OF FLORENCE

Sezione di ANTROPOLOGIA e ETNOLOGIA

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KALASH ROOM UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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After several years the  Graziosi collection will soon be visible again in the prestigious halls of Palazzo Nonfinito in Florence.

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A chance to visit this important museum

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An old ticket of the museum dates back to the early 90’s with the price still listed in Italian ‘lire’.

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Some pictures from the collection of the Museum

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Shanghai Museum Tibetan masks

SHANGHAI MUSEUM

SHANGAI BUWUGUAN

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TIBETAN TRADITIONAL MASKS

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HIMALAYAN MASKS

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Indian Southeast Asian Art

19 march 2013

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Mask of the day

A daily quality selection of Indian and Himalayan masks

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The general link of the Masks of the Day is

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NEPALESE SHAMANS

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INDO PACIFIC ART COLLECTION II YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

INDO PACIFIC ART COLLECTION

II

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Part I

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YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

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STUFF

 

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Protective Figure

Kinabiggat

Ifugao

Phlippines 

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Air II 1965 Oil on canvas

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Willem de Kooning

Untitled XIII Oil on canvas

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David Smith

Man and Woman in the Cathedral

Steel

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Wildes Indien Himalaya zwischen Tibet und Burma Historische und Völkerkundemuseum St Gallen

 ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008 – 2016

no. 668

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In This Post:

ACTUALITY

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 Wildes Indien

Himalaya zwischen Tibet und Burma

4. Mai 2013 bis 19. Januar 2014

Historische und Völkerkundemuseum 

St Gallen

http://www.hmsg.ch/ausstellungen_osthimalaya.asp

Photo

Francois Pannier

http://www.letoitdumonde.net/

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Wildes Indien Himalaya zwischen Tibet und Burma 4. Mai 2013 bis 19. Januar 2014
Historische und Völkerkundemuseum 
St Gallen

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NIKASI SEMAU

Photo Johan Reinhard

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Images taken of religious ceremonies & shamanism while the author was carrying out ethnographic research among the Purbia Raji

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1969-70 and in parts of 1975-76. 

At that time the Raji still lived in the Babai River Valley before being moved out by the government to near 

the Indian border in order to make room for Bardia National Park. 

The Raji are a Tibeto-Burman speaking tribe that had taken up agriculture in the forested foothills. 

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Preparing of ritual items for Nikasi (Semau) puja for expelling evil spirits

from village & fields 

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Leaving to village boundary

for Semau puja

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 Arranging items for Nikasi (Semau) puja at village boundary 

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Making offering at Nikasi (semau) puja

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Items for Nikasi (Semau) puja 

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Making offering at Nikasi (Semau) puja

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Shaman being possessed at Nikasi (Semau) puja

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Nikasi (Semau) puja blood offering

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On way to make offerings at

Nikasi (Semau) puja

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Blood offering

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Photo of the week

Ancient Naga head-hunter’s basket

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PROVENANCE

James Allen collection

Since 1897

at the

Museum of Mankind London

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Alan Macfarlaine

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More about Naga Furer Haimendorf collection

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Book of the Week

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KULU AND LAHOUL

 C. G Bruce

E Arnold

1914

University of California Libraries

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Khardang Village -KULU AND LAHOUL  C. G Bruce E Arnold 1914 University of California Libraries. I

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Tibetan Woolwinding – KULU AND LAHOUL  C. G Bruce E Arnold 1914 University of California Libraries

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Ethnoflorence Old  Posts Selection

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LARGER THAN LIFE:

THE

TERRACOTTA SCULPTURES 

OF

INDIA

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TEXT AND PICTURES

courtesy 

of

RON DU BOIS

https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/larger-than-life-the-terracotta-sculptures-of-india-ron-du-bois/

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https://ethnoflorence.wordpress.com/category/collection-ron-du-bois/

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

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Musee du Quai Branly Collections permanentes Masques rituels du Nepal

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2010 Marc Petit  Exhibition Musee du Quai Branly

2008 – 2016

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PHOTO OF THE DAY

Musee du Quai Branly

Collections permanentes

Masques rituels du Nepal

Donation Marc Petit 

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Photo Sanza Arts Premiers

Bruxelles

more on

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Passaggio in India Museo Indiano Angelo Gubernatis Florence

PASSAGGIO IN INDIA

SUONI COLORI ATMOSFERE D’ORIENTE

MUSEO ETNOLOGIA ED ANTROPOLOGIA

OF FLORENCE

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The Indian Museum was founded by Angelo  De Gubernatis, professor of Sanskrit at the Institute of Higher Studies of Florence, on his return from the trip to India in 1886.

Photo courtesy of

Andrea Mordacci and Museo Indiano of Florence

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” A me giovinetto l’India era apparsa come un remoto, misterioso paese di meraviglie, di giganti e di fate. Tutte le magìe mi tentavano ad essa, ed ammirai presto i nostri intrepidi viaggiatori, i quali, prima che l’Africa fosse girata dalle navi portoghesi, per la via disastrosa e lunga di terra, l’avevano visitata e percorsa, recandone fra noi mirabili novelle. Le fiabe popolari e le favole del La Fontaine, che aveva già letto Bidpai, me ne recarono, col Milione di Marco Polo, il primo profumo. Più tardi, provai una specie di nuovo fascino, come per un arcano sentimento di famiglia, che mi richiamò all’India. Oltre la casa ritornai, con oltre seicento pregevoli manoscritti, e con un Museo indiano. “

Angelo De Gubernatis

 

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On his return from India, De Gubernatis published a splendid account of the journey in three volumes entitled Wanderings Indian.

The Institute of Higher Studies offered him two rooms where to place his museum, which was inaugurated  solemny the November 14, 1886, in the presence of King Umberto and Queen Margherita.

 

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The wind of Orientalism in Florence was destined, however, to lose strength, and when in 1890 the De Gubernatis was called to Rome to teach Sanskrit, the museum was orphaned of its founder.

The fate of the Indian Museum from that moment became interwoven with that of the National Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of Paolo Mantegazza, established in 1869 in Florence too.

Mantegazza had undertaken in 1881-82, also a trip to India, although to carry out investigations of different nature compared to De Gubernatis.

As a doctor and anthropologist, Mantegazza wanted to study peoples “endangered” and then visited the Toda Nilghiri Mountains in southern India and Lepcha in Sikkim.

He also picked up a small collection of ethnographic Hindus material .

In 1892 he decided to transfer all his Indian objects in the catalog of the Indian Museum, and annexed the latter to the Museum of Anthropology, where he was director.

President of the Indian Museum remained ,with a purely honorary title, the De Gubernatis,  settled in Rome.

Even today, the Indian side is

“a museum within a museum”,

with a catalog different from that of the Ethnographic and Anthropology  Museum (today a section of the Natural History of Florence).

 

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Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art MANALI Himachal Pradesh

 MUSEUM OF HIMACHAL CULTURE

AND

FOLK ART AT MANALI

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Manali Folk Art Museum. Himachal Pradesh, India.

The museum is located near Hidimba Devi temple and

 displays the rich culture and arts of Himachal State.

Some important items displayed here includes ornaments, earthen pots, traditional housing style, kulluvi kitchen, hubble bubble, traditional dresses, wooden masks and musical instruments.

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