31/12/2011

NEPAL SHAMANISM AND TRIBAL SCULPTURE (C.Lequindre and M.Petit)

 

A few years ago i've bought the book from Christian Lequindre and Marc Petit : "Nepal, Shamanism and Tribal Sculpture" (267 pages, ed. Infolio, 2009). It was the first time i've seen tribal sculptures from Nepal and it was a shock....I've never seen so much powerful figures before....

I've contacted Mr Lequindre to ask him if i can publish on my blog some sculptures presented in the book. He was agree and proposed me to publish also some pictures from his expedition in the region of Jumla in 2005 that were already edited on the Cd-Rom accompanying the book...

HERE YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO THE PHOTO ALBUM SHOWING SOME SCULPTURES PRESENTED IN THE BOOK : http://tribalsculpturesfromnepal.skynetblogs.be/album/nep...

ALL THE PICTURES AND THE NOTES ON THIS PAGE ARE THE PROPERTY OF Mr CHRISTIAN LEQUINDRE

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Traditional house with a protective statue Daule fixed on the roof.

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The Daule protects from malevolent spirits and also from the rats. A secret name is given to the Daule by the dhami

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A Daule.

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Several statues of Daule placed with branches of black birch - kalo bhuj.

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A wooden structure on wich the Daule are attached using various techniques

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Guardian of a shrine placed with a stone.

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A sanctuary - ban madu - located far from the village.

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The ban madu is used by the village for shamanic meetings. On the right, a platform - gadi.

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The main wooden pillar is topped by an anthropomorphic sculpture.

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Blood stains seen on the stone and anthropomorphic sculpture.

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Here we see the interior of the puja khota of the shaman Mr Radhan Shahi. He specializes in the fertility of women, his principal spirit-guide is Ranga Masila.

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Statue adorned with cotton strips - dhaza.

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The Sarki caste is originally specialized in leatherwork. In more recent times, they have been working with wood. Mr. Runa Sarki continues to carve wooden statues for the community.

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 HERE YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO THE CHRISTIAN LEQUINDRE WEBSITE : http://www.nepaltribalart.com/index.asp?p=103

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30/12/2011

Ethnoflorence Collection Number 06

 

Today i will present you three new sculptures from the ethnoflorence collection.....I really like the first one.......

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GRAZIE G.M.

 

 

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29/12/2011

ANTHROPOMORPHIC POLES

Something unusual from the ethnoflorence collection......These anthropomorphic poles are placed in front of the Masta sanctuary with a lot of figures in a goal of protection or like votive offerings (cf. Fürer-Haimendorf photography n°1: http://tribalsculpturesfromnepal.skynetblogs.be/archive/2...)...

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GRAZIE G.M.

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Ethnoflorence Collection Number 05

Back to the ethnoflorence collection with this nice and very old sculpture.......

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GRAZIE G.M.

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28/12/2011

UNKNOWN MASTERPIECE....

I want to present you a very, very special sculpture...It comes from another italian collection....I've never seen a figure like this one...For me it's a kind of MASTERPIECE :

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Ethnoflorence Collection Number 04

The fourth sculpture from the ethnoflorence collection is this one.....the style is classic, the expression of the face is powerful and the patina looks beautiful.....

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GRAZIE G.M.

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27/12/2011

Ethnoflorence Collection Number 03

The third sculpture from the ethnoflorence collection is very special......Look by yourself...personally, i love it !!!!!

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THANKS A LOT G.M.

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25/12/2011

Ethnoflorence Collection Number 01

For a few days i will present you some sculptures from the ETHNOFLORENCE collection.....the owner of this collection is the founder of the ETHNOFLORENCE INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS website (http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/).... He's specialized in South Nepal masks but has got some nice west nepalese figures in his collection.....

The first one is a female pregnant figure, his face remember the style of some so called primitive masks of the area. we can define it with this sentence : "carrying the god on his back"

Following J.L.Cortes and J.C. Brézillon ("La statuaire primitive de l'ouest du Népal/ The primitive statuary from western Nepal", ed.Heritage Architectural, 2011) p.82-83, these figures could represent the spirit of the Ban Jhankri, the small original shaman who lives in the forest and animates the shaman from within.....They could also symbolise the divinity who expresses itself through the Dhami (overlaping) during the possession sessions. Since shamanism has disappeared from the aera, the second assumption seems more likely. But as the cult of possessed oracles is deeply imprinted within the pre-existing shamanism, the first alternative could also be possible.....

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THANKS A LOT G.M.

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22/12/2011

Bruce Frank Sculptures

I just want to present you two beautiful figures i've seen a few months ago on the Bruce Frank Gallery (New-York) website.

Any comments are welcome...........

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19/12/2011

DURAND-DESSERT EXHIBITION, PARIS, 2010

In september 2010, I went to Paris to visit the exhibition "Masques, Arts Tribaux & Chamaniques de l'Himalaya".

This nice and important exhibition was organized by Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert, and The Watteville Foundation.

It was a great show...Strange presentation but a lot of masterpieces : Masks and Figures

I would like to thanks Sam Singer who has given me the right to publish these pictures he's taken at the exhibition...Here they are : http://tribalsculpturesfromnepal.skynetblogs.be/album/dur...   

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