Objects
Shaman's rug. Evenks
Shaman's rug. Evenks
Title
Shaman's rug
Ethnic groups
Evenks
Territory
East Siberia, Yenisei Guberniya
Date
late 19th - early 20th centuries
Collectors-person
Berednikov I.I.
Material
Leather: leather: leather: leather (elk); cloth; fiber: wool: reindeer hair under neck; paint
Dimensions
length total 59.0; width 55.5
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 1985-31
Annotation
It was considered a "storage of souls" of deer and people. In the spring, during the rite of "renewal", such images were applied to the rug with the blood of a sacrificial deer. Such a rug was used to cover the head of a neophyte (novice shaman) during initiation into shamans and during his first healing ritual.