Objects
Sample of embroidery with family trees. Nanais
Sample of embroidery with family trees. Nanais
Title
Sample of embroidery with family trees
Ethnic groups
Nanais
Territory
Far East, Khabarovsky Krai
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Kaplan Maria
Material
Cloth (cotton); leather: leather (fish); silk
Dimensions
length 62.0; width 62.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 6876-150
Annotation
Family trees are embroidered with colored floss threads on a white piece of fabric. The souls of unborn children are depicted on the branches of the family tree in the form of flowers. Childless women or those, whose children often died, asked a shaman for help, and during the ritual he made a “flight” to the family tree, choosing on its branches “the strong soul of a child" for these women.