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It is the figure of a shaman's bear ally, paws outstretched, ready to assist in healing. It comes from the Nanai people and was collected in the Khabarovsk region in 1927. The "healing hands" of this bear were held to be especially helpful in treating joint problems.

It is the figure of a shaman's bear ally, paws outstretched, ready to assist in healing. It comes from the Nanai people and was collected in the Khabarovsk region in 1927. The "healing hands" of this bear were held to be especially helpful in treating joint problems.

phot of a Nanai shaman's belt from the 1970's.  							 						 						Photo of a Nanai shaman’s belt from the 1970’s

phot of a Nanai shaman's belt from the 1970's. Photo of a Nanai shaman’s belt from the 1970’s

Buryat shaman *The Buryats, numbering approximately 500,000, are the largest indigenous (aboriginal) group in Siberia, mainly concentrated in their homeland, the Buryat Republic, a federal subject of Russia. They are the major northern subgroup of the Mongols.

Buryat shaman *The Buryats, numbering approximately 500,000, are the largest indigenous (aboriginal) group in Siberia, mainly concentrated in their homeland, the Buryat Republic, a federal subject of Russia. They are the major northern subgroup of the Mongols.

Caption: A row of shamans chants in unison at the opening of a tailgan, a public sacrifice and festival performed annually or seasonally at a sacred site to renew solidarity between a community and its local spirits. This tailgan, organized at Bukha-Noyon, a sacred site in Tunkinskii District, Buriatiia (Russia) as part of the symposium and festival "Psychophysiology and Social Adaptation of (Neo)Shamans in the Past and Present," attracted artists, shamans, scholars, and tourists from around…

Caption: A row of shamans chants in unison at the opening of a tailgan, a public sacrifice and festival performed annually or seasonally at a sacred site to renew solidarity between a community and its local spirits. This tailgan, organized at Bukha-Noyon, a sacred site in Tunkinskii District, Buriatiia (Russia) as part of the symposium and festival "Psychophysiology and Social Adaptation of (Neo)Shamans in the Past and Present," attracted artists, shamans, scholars, and tourists from around…

Yakut Shaman - notice the metal attachments to the regalia. These aid the shaman to stay in rhythm and trance while drumming and dancing.

Yakut Shaman - notice the metal attachments to the regalia. These aid the shaman to stay in rhythm and trance while drumming and dancing.

Wood; wool cloth; reindeer skin; brass bells  Measurements Width 38 cm Length 35 cm   Creator name Unknown  Creator date Unknown  Where it was made Russia; Siberia, town of Salekhard (former Obdorsk)  Geography Russia; Siberia  Time period AD 19th century ~ AD 20th century  Creation date Before 1911

Wood; wool cloth; reindeer skin; brass bells Measurements Width 38 cm Length 35 cm Creator name Unknown Creator date Unknown Where it was made Russia; Siberia, town of Salekhard (former Obdorsk) Geography Russia; Siberia Time period AD 19th century ~ AD 20th century Creation date Before 1911

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