The Vienna Exhibition | The south

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Food Basket

Storage basket, bamboo; diameter 20 centimeters, height 8 centimeters; on loan from Christian Schicklgruber
Containers of this sort are a typical product of South-East Bhutan.

 
The East of Bhutan
Dance Drum

Wood, leather; height 75 centimeters, diameter 40 centimeters; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde der Universität Zürich
In the south of Bhutan live populations of Nepalese descent. Their folk dances are usually accompanied by a double-drum.

 
The Sub-Tropical South
Frame Drum

Wood, leather, iron; height 23 centimeters, diameter 65 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
For their rituals, Shamans (jakri) of the Nepalese descendant minority, living mainly in the south, use drums that are beaten with a hammer. They are also said to be the objects upon which they ride during their shamanistic flights to the other worlds.

 
The Sub-Tropical South
Storage Containers

Wood, repaired with a piece of iron; height 35 centimeters, diameter 23 centimeters and height 28 centimeters, diameter 19 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
In South Bhutan containers fashioned out of wood are filled with all sorts of drinks. The container with the provisionally repaired crack served for the storage of butter.

 
The Sub-Tropical South
Ladle

Wood; measurements: length 52 centimeters, diameter 10 centimeters and length 45,5 centimeters, diameter 11 centimeters and length 38,5 centimeters, diameter 8,5 centimeters; on loan from Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

 
The Sub-Tropical South
Rain Protection

Bamboo, bark; measurements 104,5 x 51 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
In the rainy south, farmers, while working in the fields, wear rain protection of this kind which is unfolded and then worn over their backs. Thin layers of bark are supported by basketwork made of bamboo.

 
The Nepalese
Butter Churn

Body: wood; clip: iron; insert used for repair: aluminium; height 74 centimeters, diameter 28 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
The whisk is spun within the churn producing butter flakes. This churn is used by the Nepalese minority in the country.

 
The Nepalese
Sickle in a Sheath

Wood, iron; sickle: length 24 centimeters; sheath: measurements 4,5 x 15,5 x 17 centimeters, diameter 12,5 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
Women of Nepalese origin wear sickles not only while working in the fields, they are also considered part of their costume. The sickles are worn on their hips in artfully carved sheaths.

 
The Nepalese
Basket

Bamboo; height 54 centimeters, diameter 42 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
Baskets woven out of bamboo are usually placed in the kitchen and are filled with flour and cereals.

 
The Western Valleys



The Vienna Exhibition
.  In the monastery ..
.  Gods and sacred ..
.  The teachings of Buddha
.  The becoming of Bhutan
.  The fortresses - monks ..
.  The way to the throne
.  Modern monarchy
.  Ethnic mosaic
.  The south
.  The midlands
.  The house altar
.  The kitchen
.  The high alpine ..
Handicrafts


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