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    hmong text from northern vietnam.

    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
    paper.
     
    The pages in this richly 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 mid 20th century.
     
    Approximately 30 double sided pages, most with illustrations
     
    15 x 27 cm
     
    If there is interest, I will provide other details/information available prior to purchase.

    Antiques.co.uk Ref: GN4HNQJP

    Price: £320.92

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