27/01/2012

Funerary sculptures from the Kalash-Kafirs people (Chitral region, Pakistan)

 

Another kind of statuary tradition very similar to the western Nepal works is the funerary sculptural work  made by the Kalash-Kafirs people in Pakistan.....The  comparison is more evident due to the geographical situation of the Kalash-Kafirs valley situated in the Hindu Kush mountains in north Pakistan....Even, some never proved, theory were constructed on the direct links between the Kalash (Pakistan) and the Khas people from western Nepal.....Maybe one day it will possible to scientificaly proved these links...

To present you these sculptures i will show you some pictures from an article written by Jean-Yves Loude (photos by Hervé Nègre) published in the revue : "Objets et Mondes, la revue du Musée de L'homme" tome 22 fascicule 1, printemps 1982.....

All the pictures presented here are under the copyright of Hervé Nègre and Jean-Yves Loude

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copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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1978, Rumbur cemetery

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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Woman sculpture formerly presented at the Peshawar museum

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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"New" sculptures erected in 1980 to replace the missing antique ones 

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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sculpture from the Kabul museum

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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Young 7 years Kalash boy dressed for his initiation ceremony

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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1983, Bumburet valley, funeral ceremony

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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Old Kalash cemetery

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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Rumbur Valley, sanctuary of the Mahendeo god

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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New sculptures erected in 1982 in the Birir Valley near the Bio village

copyright : Hervé Nègre / Jean-Yves Loude

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Here's alink to a pdf document presenting the restoration of the Kafir Effigies in the Kabul Museum by an austrian team : http://www.oeag.or.at/media/publikationen/kabul_museum/Ka...

11:18 Écrit par David Van der Elst | Lien permanent | Commentaires (3) |  Facebook |

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Bonjour David,
Et aussi le livre: "Kalask - Les derniers "infidèles" de l'Hindu-Kush" des mêmes auteurs chez Berger-Levrault 1980. Mais je présume que tu connais !!
François

Écrit par : François | 27/01/2012

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Bonjour François,

Et bien non, je n'étais pas au courant de l'existence de cet ouvrage......Je te remercie pour l'info, je vais essayer de le trouver au plus vite !!!

Bonne journée,

David

Écrit par : David | 27/01/2012

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"KALASH" et pas Kalask, sorry :-)

Écrit par : François | 27/01/2012

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