Photograph: General appearance of Kholai, a Ket sanctuary.
early 20th century
12,1 x 17
Kholai is a ghost, Lady of a riverside place, therefore Ket sanctuaries were always located on river promontories, in the lower course of rivers. Every year in midsummer days, before the fishing season, a rite was held to celebrate the start of a new work year, in which the shaman played an important role. The picture shows anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, and ornitomorphic wooden figures, which were structural elements of a Ket sacral space. Abstract by I.A. Karapetova
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