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A shaman’s costume

2000

The National Museum of Mongolia

The National Museum of Mongolia

This elaborate shaman’s costume has numerous stuffed tubular strips of material that represent snakes, some with coral beads for eyes. A brass mirror serves as a reflective weapon against demonic, supernatural forces. Skins of small animals, eagle feathers and even bird claws highlight the connection between the shaman and the natural world.

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  • Title: A shaman’s costume
  • Date: 2000
  • Location: "Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia"

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