Objects
Shaman's tambourine. Evenks
Shaman's tambourine. Evenks
Title
Shaman's tambourine
Ethnic groups
Evenks
Territory
East Siberia, Yenisei Guberniya, Yenisei Uyezd
Date
late 19th - early 20th centuries
Collectors-person
Material
Leather (reindeer); paint; wood; metal: iron
Dimensions
height 73.0; width 53.0;
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 5589-41
Annotation
It served the shaman as a means of transportation through the Worlds of the Universe during the ritual. Two crosses on the tambourine are symbols of the four cardinal points, elongated chains - signs of a barrier and a transition between the common and the sacred worlds. The iron hoops inside the tambourine symbolize the "gathering place" of the spirits - the assistants to a shaman.