Buddhist Ritual Objects at the Bogd Khaan Palace
A kind of hat for Buddhist ritual of exorcism.
It's said that the 8th Bogd Jetsun Dampa used to wear it during the Khuree Tsam dance. This hat of exorcism has Soyombo script, a helmet crown with human skull finial on skull base, coral and turquoise strings and silver brim and lace. However, there was held Jakhar tsam dance at the Bogd Khaan Palace. The 8th Bogd Jetsun Dampa was the only monk who obtained the Buddhist degree of Kyabje rank among his former reincarnations and he composed a volume for Tsam dance.
CAPE, APRON AND SLEEVELET
The cape is called as “dodgag” in Tibetan. The green satin cape with 2 coral buttons, embroidered with satin-stitch and couched “hammer” and flower patterns and body chain adornment with ivory carvings of 5 images of Buddha Shakyamuni, 6 vajras, one visvavajra, 28 circular flowers and 2 butterfly plates stringed with ivory beaded strings and 21 gilt brass bells. The green satin apron is called as “madgag” in Tibetan. The apron with embroideries of fish, horse, cloud, dragon, butterfly and banner and green ivory carvings of 13 Buddha images, 38 circular flowers, 26 small flowers and 7 ox-heads are connected with bead strings in lattice-like crochet pattern.
Art Researcher - GUNCHIN-ISH, Tsegmed
Art Researcher - SARANBOLOR, Gan-Ochir
MA in Philosophy & translator - KHATANBAATAR, Choi