Objects
Overalls - part of costume of a shaman of "converted sex" Chukchee
Overalls - part of costume of a shaman of "converted sex" Chukchee
Title
Overalls - part of costume of a shaman of "converted sex"
Ethnic groups
Chukchee
Territory
East Siberia, Primorsky Oblast, Anadyr district
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Sokolnikov N.P.
Material
Fur: fur: leather (reindeer); fur (domestic dog)
Dimensions
length 134.0; width 55.0; length of sleeves 80.0, 87.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 2105-1
Annotation
Overalls - women's clothing, part of the shaman's costume of the "transformed sex". The costume consisted of women's clothing: overalls, a hat, a badge and women's shoes. In such a costume, a shaman performed a ritual. Among the peoples of the Northeast, the Chukchi and Koryaks a special category was represented by the shamans of the so-called "transformed sex". The sacredness of the costumes of these shamans was emphasized by elements that are not typical for traditional men's and women's clothing: the presence of a slit in the front, fringe, trim, images of helper spirits. Shamans of the "transformed sex" were considered strong.