Sunday, June 24, 2007

Naxi Dongba ceremony, Muli, 2005

Joseph Rock would be pleased to see that the Naxi ceremonies he studied and recorded are again being held near his old home north of Lijiang. [All pics are from the local Muli newspaper, the Liangshan Ribao].

On the road to "Dream Mountain":
Naxi Dongba ceremony

Naxi women are not allowed to take part but in 2005 they attended for the first time.
Naxi Dongba ceremony

Men chant with the dongba;
Naxi Dongba ceremony

The old shamen presides:
Naxi Dongba ceremony

At home with the dongba [priest]:

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