Far East Krai, Khabarovsk Okrug
late 19th - early 20th century
Specific materials: plastic; leather (fish); cloth (cotton); paint
height 96.0; width 58.0; length of sleeves
Multi-colored drawings on the robe show the three Worlds of the Universe (the symbol is three rows of snakes and dragons), the image of the shaman's ancestor is in the center, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic spirits-helpers of the shaman, the souls of people (roosters), the image of the main shaman spirit Bohoso - the shaman's guide through the worlds of Universe. A shaman wears such a robe during a ritual over a woman in labor, the mother of the future shaman.
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