Cham Costume

  • Steyer, René
(May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017)
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Content Description

Title
Cham Costume
Description
The costume consists of a heavy, woolen dress, an apron and a blue bordered collar. The red Tibetan robe has blue and yellow lined sleeves. The blue apron has a black middle field (with a white, red and yellow border) and depicts a stylized face of a wrathful deity surrounded by skulls, human faces and thunderbolts (vajras).This original robe was worn by monks and lamas from Nepal during their performance of ritual cham dances at the Bön exhibition in the Weltmuseum Wien in February 2013. Three dresses with aprons as well as three wooden masks and one pair of shoes, ordered and brought from Nepal, were handed over to CIRDIS after the end of the exhibition and are now part of the Western Himalaya Archive’s (WHAV) collection.
Keywords
affiliation:bon
Location
description author(s)
  • Verena Widorn

Media Description

hav media handle
14027
original media identifier
HAV-RS17_15A2252
original media type
digital/photo
creator(s)
  • Steyer, René (photographer)
creation date
May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017
archived by
jusch
archiving date
May 4, 2022, 12:40 p.m.

Archived Files and Derivatives

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HAV-RS17_15A2252.jpg (24.2 MB)
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