Objects
Shaman's headdress. Khakas
Shaman's headdress. Khakas
Title
Shaman's headdress
Ethnic groups
Khakas
Territory
East Siberia, Yenisei Guberniya, Minusinsk Uyezd
Date
late 19th - early 20th centuries
Collectors-person
Adrianov Aleksandr V.
Rubrics
Costume
Material
Cloth: cloth; shell; feather; cloth: cotton
Dimensions
height total 53.0, d 29.0; length of ribbons 133.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 2524-4
Annotation
The bird is the patron spirit of the shaman. Long multi-colored stripes sewn to the crown of the cone-shaped hat symbolize its plumage, the presence of eagle owl wings in the upper part of the bottom of the crown emphasizes that the eagle owl was the main patron spirit of the Karakyz shaman in her ritual practice. Cowrie shells on the top of the hat are a symbol of fertility and strength of the shaman.