Pigment and ink on hand made paper. Dimensions: Each scroll measures approx.
44" x 17" (Excluding non painted sections). The Yao are a people of south China and Vietnam. They moved from the Hunan area of China during the Ming and Qing eras, and were semi-nomadic, living in mountanous areas, of the Montagnard type. Animist or shamanistic spiritual practices were conducted in private homes.This pair is very rare and old and certianly authentic, in contrast to some other pieces seen for sale on the net. The first scroll has male figures (ancestors) featured.
This scroll also has an extensive text in traditional Chinese script to the back, as yet untranslated, but which will be very interesting as it will give specific context for these pieces. The other has many female figures. For comparable examples and more information, look up. How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and Southern China.An exhibition that was held from. January 24 March 21, 2014. At the Bates College Museum of Art. The items offered here are pleasing to the eye, rare and culturally significant. Yao folk religion is the ethnic religion of the Yao people, a non-Sinitic ethnic group who reside in the Guangxi, Hunan and surrounding provinces of China.
Their religion has been profoundly intermingled with Taoism since the 13th century, so much that it is frequently defined as Yao Taoism (Yáozú Dàojiào). :13 In the 1980s it was found that the Yao clearly identified with the Chinese-language Taoist theological literature, seen as a prestigious statute of culture (wénhuà).Yao folk religion was described by a Chinese scholar of the half of the 20th century as an example of deep "Taoisation" (Dàojiàohuà). Yao core theology and cosmology is Taoist; they worship the deities of canonical Taoism (above all the Three Pure Ones) as the principal deities, while lesser gods are those who pertain to their own indigenous pre-Taoisation religion. The reason of this tight identification of Yao religion and identity with Taoism is that in Yao society every male adult is initiated as a Taoist, and Yao Taoism is therefore a communal religion; this is in sharp contrast to Chinese Taoism, which is an order of priests disembedded from the common Chinese folk religion.
A shared sense of Yao identity is based additionally on tracing their descent from the mythical ancestor Panhu. Pair sent very carefully rolled in hard tube.
The item "SHAMAN PAINTINGS TAOISM 1800's South China / Vietnam YAO People Daoist Rare" is in sale since Sunday, May 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism". The seller is "redfell44" and is located in CHELTENHAM. This item can be shipped worldwide.