Seve (horse) - hunting amulet
Far East Krai, Nikolayevsk-on-Amur Okrug
early 20th century
Leather: natural leather: suede: skin suede; fur: natural: hide; animal derived materials: feather; cloth
An image of a horse with wings made from the feathers of a cuckoo bird - the spirit-assistant of the shaman in the performance of trade ceremonies. At the request of relatives or a particular hunter, the shaman sent his assistant - a horse, to the Upper World to Boa Enduri (the deity of the sky and the Universe) with a request to send luck in fishing. The ritual of offering a white deer or a horse to the deity of the sky was performed by shamans who were worshiped only in the Upper World.
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