Objects
Part of shaman's costume - cape. Khakas
Part of shaman's costume - cape. Khakas
Title
Part of shaman's costume - cape
Ethnic groups
Khakas
Territory
East Siberia, Yenisei Guberniya, Minusinsk Uyezd
Date
late 19th - early 20th centuries
Collectors-person
Adrianov Aleksandr V.
Material
Cloth; shell; metal; feather; plastic
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 2524-2
Annotation
Many long multi-colored stripes sewn to the bottom edge of the black cotton cape symbolize the plumage of a bird and point to the main spirit of the shaman's patron - a bird. The presence of eagle owl wings on the back of the cape shows that the owl was the main patron spirit of the Karakyz shaman in her ritual practice. Spherical bells on the back of the cape allowed the shaman to collect spirits - helpers during the ritual. In such clothes, shamans not only treated the sick, but also prayed to their relatives for the purpose of well-being in everyday practice.