Objects
Photograph: General appearance of Kholai, a Ket sanctuary. Selkup
Photograph: General appearance of Kholai, a Ket sanctuary. Selkup
Title
Photograph: General appearance of Kholai, a Ket sanctuary.
Ethnic groups
Selkup
Territory
Yenisei Guberniya
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Ostrovskih Petr Ye.
Photographer
Dimensions
12,1 x 17
Number
РЭМ 305-39
Annotation
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