Citation
Apatani shaman during a ritual procession

Material Information

Title:
Apatani shaman during a ritual procession
Creator:
Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-1995 ( Photographer )
Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-1995 ( contributor )
Haimendorf, Christoph Von Fürer- (1909-1995); anthropologist ( contributor )
Place of Publication:
[S.l.]
Publisher:
[s.n.]
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Materials:
Photographic film: 35mm B&W negative, Eastman Kodak : Panatomic-X ( medium )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Feasts of Merit (ceremony)
Shamans ( lcsh )
Processions ( lcsh )
मेरिट के भोज
जादूगर
जुलूस
Apatani (Indic people) ( LCSH )
एशिया -- भारत -- अरुणाचल प्रदेश -- निचली सुबनसिरी जिला -- अपतानी नदी घाटी
Genre:
Apatani ( ethnicity )
अपतानी जनजाति ( ethnicity )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Arunachal Pradesh -- Lower Subansiri District -- Apatani River valley
Coordinates:
27.8 x 93.6

Notes

Abstract:
This man is a shaman, leading a procession through the paddy fields during an Apatani feast Murung (Feast of Merit), : He carries a ritual fan, made of hornbill feathers, and wears an expensive necklace of conch-shell beads : Each year, several Apatani families celebrate this three-week long feast, involving mithun and cow sacrifice, public chanting by the shaman and complex gift-giving between the feast sponsor and various kin and ceremonial friends : During the procession, which takes place more than a week after the large animal sacrifice on the first day, the shaman leads a long line of young boys and men belonging to the sponsor's clan : Dressed in ceremonial finery and brandishing their machetes, they walk through the entire Apatani valley only 8 kilometres long and 4 across, visiting all nine villages and each ritual platform in each village : at every platform, they perform a simple dance and are given food and drink. ( en )
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General Note:
Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf (1909-1995) was born and educated in Vienna, gaining a PhD in anthropology from the University of Vienna in 1931. A grant from the Rockefeller Foundation enabled him to study at the London School of Economics, under the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. In 1936, he went to the Naga Hills in northeast India for his first fieldwork; over the next four decades, he worked extensively in south & central India, northeast India and Nepal. In 1950 he was appointed Professor of Anthropology at SOAS, where he established the Department of Anthropology. During his career, he published seventeen books, most of them ethnographies of tribal cultures. He was President of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1975-77) and a pioneer in the field of visual anthropology.
General Note:
This scene was photographed on or approximate to 19450208
General Note:
Other designation of photograph: 187/08/Duta (February 1945)
General Note:
Original Container: BW Negatives Box III
General Note:
For descriptive reference, see: PP MS 19, Diary, p. 88
General Note:
Haimendorf's reference: 187_08_Duta (February 1945), Mor
General Note:
BW Negatives Box III
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Funded in the United Kingdom by JISC
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SOAS name authority for "Haimendorf, Christoph Von Fürer- (1909-1995); anthropologist" is GB/NNAF/P146323.
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-1995 : record number 109123273

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
© 1945, The Estate of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf. The Estate is currently (2015) represented by Nicholas Haimendorf, son of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf. ----- Creative Commons (by-nc-nd). -- This image may be used in accord with Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 19/6/APA/0624 ( SOAS manuscript number )
187_08_Duta (February 1945), Mor ( Haimendorf reference )