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Zuñi Prey god fetiches. The drying of he world.

Native Americans and First Nations ceremonial Zuñi Prey god fetiches

Zuñi Prey god fetiches. The drying of he world.

Zuñi Prey god fetiches. The drying of he world.

Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-1881,

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Apache Ghost dance. Ceremonial head gear.

Apache Ghost dance. Native Americans and First Nations Ceremonial head gear.

Apache Ghost dance. First Nations ceremonial head gear.

Apache Ghost dance. Ceremonial head gear.

Annual Ethnology Report of the US Government. Lithographed by Sackett & Wilhelms. Printed in New York: c.1897.

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Cheyenne Medicine Man. Necklace of Human Fingers.

Cheyenne Medicine Man. Necklace of Human Fingers. Native Americans and First Nations ceremonial

Necklace of Human Fingers.

Cheyenne Medicine Man. Necklace of Human Fingers. Chippewa Montana and Wyoming c. 1876.

The Pittsburgh Press – 14. Apr. 1902: During General Crook`s campaign agains the Sioux and Cheyennes, in 1876, the Fourth Cavalry and a detachment of Indian scouts, under Colonel R.C. Mackenzie, surprised and stormed the chief town and principal stronghold of the Cheyennes. During, or rather after, this engagement one of he Indian Scouts, Baptiste Pouvier, better known as Big Bat, entered the lodge of the chief medicine man of the desired village, and, among other things that the medicine man had overlooked in his hurried flight from he town, the scout found this curious necklace. Big Bat gave it to Colonel Burke, whom he knew as a student of Indian religions and superstitions, and he in turn, prisoned it to the National Museum. The necklace is very old, and was looked upon by the Cheyennes as a hinge endowed with miraculous powers. The Cheyennes tried hard to ge it back, offering a large sum of money and a grew many horses for its return, but this was refused. The fingers were those of famous enemies, noted for heir superior courage and bravery, whom the Cheyennes had killed in battle during their various wars, while the human skin of which the medicine bags were made, was also taken from the bodies of enemies slain in battle.

Annual Ethnology Report of the US Government. Lithographed by Sackett & Wilhelms. Printed in New York: c.1897.

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Persian priest or mullah in 1840

Iranian priest. Mullah costume. Traditional Shiite preacher clothing. Wahhabism, Sunni Islam, Wahhabi, Salafi

Persian priest or mullah.

Persian priest or mullah in 1840.

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Persian dervish. Iran sufi costume.

Persian dervish clothing.  Tariqa darvīsh درویش, Muslim ascetic costume.

Persian dervish.

Persian dervish. Iran sufi costume in 1840.

Derviche persan.

The term dervish designates especially in European languages a Sufi, a member of a Muslim ascetic religious congregation (tariqa), which is generally known for their modesty and discipline.

Dervishes Practice Sufism and are a source of wisdom, healing arts, poetry, enlightenment and wisdom. For example Nasreddin was not only for Muslims become a legend in the Orient.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

Back Figure of a Female Shaman, or Sorceress of Krasnajarsk.

Female Shaman costume. Sorceress of Krasnajarsk. Russia folk dress.

Back Figure of a Female Schaman, or Sorceress of Krasnajarsk.

Back Figure of a Female Shaman, or Sorceress of Krasnajarsk.

Front of the costume

Une Shamane, ou Devineresse de Krasnajarsk, par derrière.

THE Shamans are distinguished by a singular dress, made, generally, of tanned hide; their stockings, which serve them, at the same time, for boots, are also of skin: their garments are covered with a number of idols made out of plates of iron, with small bells, rings, eagles claws, the skins of serpents stuffed, narrow strips of fur, &c. Continue reading

Evenk Shaman in the Vicinity of the Argun.

Traditional Shaman costume. Evenki, Evenks. Tungusian Russian national  dress.

A Tungusian Priest, in the Vicinity of the Argun.

A Tungusian, Evenk Shaman in the Vicinity of the Argun.

Back of the shaman costume

Un Devin Toungouse, auprès de l’Argoun.

THE Evenks (Formerly Tungusian) are pagans of the sect of the Shamans. Boa is the appellation given to the Supreme Being, Bougai is the name of the devil, and their idolatrous priests and magicians are called Shamans. The Evenks believe in a future life, which they imagine will be similar to their present state of existence. They have no idea of future punishments. The children who are subject to convulsions or frequent bleedings at the nose, are thereby considered as called to the priest-hood, and are placed under the care of’ a Shaman, who charges himself with their education. Continue reading

Back view of an Evenki Shaman in the Vicinity of the Argun.

Traditional Evenki Shaman costume. Russian Tungusian national dress.

Back Figure of an Tungusian, Evenki Shaman in the Vicinity of the Argun.

Back view of an Evenki Shaman in the Vicinity of the Argun.

Front of the shaman costume

Formerly known as Tungus or Tunguz, Mongolian. Tungusic people of Northern Asia. Ergune or Argun is about 1620 km long right, southern source of the river Amur (Heilong Jiang) in Northeast China. The Evenks are recognized as one of the Indigenous peoples of the Russian North. The traditional religion of the Evenki is strongly influenced by shamanism. The Evenki shamanism was in research even as a classic, typical form. The term “Shaman / chaman / saman” comes from the Evenki.

Un Devin Toungouse, auprès de l’Argoun, par derrière.

POLYGAMY is permitted among the Evenki (Tongusians). Some of them have five wives, but the greater number have only one. These wives are purchased with animals and furs. The bride presents her husband with a suit of clothes, which is the first proof she gives him of her skill, as it is always of her own workmanship. Continue reading

Parsis in India. The Parsee.

Zoroaster. Zoroastrianism in India. Traditional Parsee clothing

Zoroaster

Traditional Parsis in India.

History of the Parsee. Zoroastrianism in India.

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A Female Shaman, or Sorceress of Krasnojarsk.

A Female Shaman costume. Sorceress Magician dress of Krasnojarsk.

A Female Shaman, or Sorceress of Krasnojarsk.

A Female Shaman, or Sorceress (Magician) of Krasnojarsk.

Back of the costume

Une Shamane, ou Devineresse de Krasnojarsk.

THE numerous Pagan nations inhabiting the Russian Empire are divided into three religious distinctions, viz. the followers of Shamanism, the disciples of Lama, and the sect of the Brahmins. Continue reading

Renaissance clerics and knights costume 16th century.

Renaissance, clerics, knights, costume, 16th century, Chivalry

Renaissance clerics and knights costume 16th century

Renaissance clerics and knights costume 16th century.

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