Objects
Photograph: Shaman near sacred tree - cedar. Selkup
Photograph: Shaman near sacred tree - cedar. Selkup
Title
Photograph: Shaman near sacred tree - cedar
Ethnic groups
Selkup
Territory
Tomsk Guberniya, Narym Krai
Date
Collectors-person
Adrianov Aleksandr V.
Photographer
Adrianov A.V.
Dimensions
17,6 x 23,9
Corpus
Photo Collections of Russian Museum of Ethnography
Number
РЭМ 3954-27
Annotation
Each local group of Khanty had their own sacred places. In the picture - a sacred place of the Vasyugan-Vakh Khnts, located near the village. Kalganakh: Kulon-igol-yakh (“people of the fish river”). There was a legend about these places that once there were two large clans of Ostyaks on Vasyugan - Kulon-igol-yakh and On-kul-yah, who fought with each other until the first clan won. A sacred place was named after him, where various sacrifices were made: pieces of cloth, squirrel skins, money. In such places, various cults were held with the participation of a shaman.