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Shanar. Dedication Ritual of a Buryat Shaman in Siberia.

Shanar. Dedication Ritual of a Buryat Shaman in Siberia. (Out of Print)

by Tkacz, Virlana

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Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: A8254, A8254

Description

New York, NY: Parabola Books, 2002. First edition Hardcover. Small 4to. x + 182pp. Original brown cloth with silver lettering to spine, glossary & list of suggested reading. Extensively illustrated in colour. From the publisher: "Offers a rare and compelling glimpse into a the little-known culture of the Buryats, indigenous people of eastern Siberia, and an opportunity to witness a shanar--a Buryat shaman's dedication ritual. The description of that ritual is what makes up this book, accompanied by 150 color photographs of the participants, setting, and sacred tools. Every aspect of the ceremony is described in careful and exquisite detail, from the arrival at the sacred grounds to the final moments of the dedication." Lower spine lightly bumped, otherwise Fine in lightly rubbed near Fine dust jacket.

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