Text outlines traditional ritual events to be followed from cradle to grave. A mixture of Daoist and indigeneous beliefs. Scripted by learned Shaman priest.
The script is a mixture of Chinese and that used by Yao
people. Notes written in black ink. Hand-stitched
binding. Written with brushes and on mulberry
The pages in this lavishly illustrated text focus on
astrology with a wide range of situations presented
with animals, real and imagined. Since ancient times, according to Yao beliefs, all things have souls. The Yao believe there is a wind god, rain god, god of rice, vegetables and livestock. For each of them a specific worship ritual is performed. These rituals are also kept in the ancient books along with fortune telling, palm reading and calendars.
Text from late 19th to early 20th century.
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