Objects
Djulin - image of female ancestor of a family. Nanais
Djulin - image of female ancestor of a family. Nanais
Title
Djulin - image of female ancestor of a family
Ethnic groups
Nanais
Territory
Far East Krai, Nikolayevsk-on-Amur Okrug
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Dimensions
height 74.0; width 21.0; depth 12.8
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 4795-444
Annotation
The Nanais made similar images for each other, and the shaman revived them, instilling a spirit in them. Djulin guarded the dwelling and the owners, helped in hunting, transmitted requests to the spirit of Sangiya mapa (master of the sky). During important events for the family, the image was fed with porridge, blood, lard and the heart of an elk, and also fumigated with wild rosemary smoke.