Shaman Sanak Seyanov's tambourine
Teletsk Lake, river Biya, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Oirot autonomous region, aimak
late 19th - early 20th century
Wood; paint; leather: natural leather; metal: copper; cloth; metal: iron
The handle in the form of an anthropomorphic image symbolized the patron spirit of the shaman, the ribbons are hung in gratitude for the successful ritual. The drawings on the inner and outer sides of the tire (membrane) represent symbolic images of the worlds with their inhabitants: stars, rainbows, clouds, taiga; moon and month, Master of the sea and taiga, archery shaman; a deer and a female deer with a cub, a wild goat with a female and a kid.
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