Objects
Shaman's costume: vest. Evenks
Shaman's costume: vest. Evenks
Title
Shaman's costume: vest
Ethnic groups
Evenks
Territory
East Siberia, Yenisei Guberniya, Yenisei Uyezd
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Leather: leather: leather: leather (reindeer); fiber: wool: reindeer hair under neck; cloth; fur: fur; fur: fur; fur: fur; metal: brass; glass (beads); paint; metal: iron
Dimensions
lengths: 114.0 (back), 84.0 (front); length of sleeves 61.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 5589-36
Annotation
The shaman's costume reflects traditional ideas about the worlds. Three crosses and three metal pendants on the back of the caftan symbolize the Upper, Middle and Lower Worlds of the Universe; anthropomorphic figures attached to each plate are images of ancestral spirits - patrons of the shaman; zoomorphic - spirits-helpers of the shaman. Stylized figurines of swans, attached to the shelves of the caftan, are the spirits assistants to a shaman.