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Shaman dress H2373

A ceremonial cotton dress from the shaman, worn during rituals. Tamang, Nepal. Like in several other ethnic groups in Nepal, shamanism is practiced within the culture of the Tamang people. Despite people are Hindu or Buddhist, animism and its practical implementation shamanism, is still the predominant spiritual view of life.

Besides different ritual tools, like drums, belts with metal bells, all kind of utensils made of animal parts, the shaman wears a ritual costume. It shows a ‘trishul’ (trident) which is the pre-Shivaism symbol in the Himalaya for a shaman. The dress is made of cotton with appliqué decoration and collected in Langtang area among the Tamang people. (20 century) sold

Louis Nierijnck