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Authentic. Rare. Old Tharu Exorcism / Shaman Mask.  Terai Region.  Morang District.  East Nepal.

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Tharu tribal members from this area are nature worshipers. They worship many forest spirits and deities, including the forest goddess.  Many of the most primitive tribes live in/near forests and near rivers.   This shamanic mask was used in rituals, festivals and exorcisms by a village shaman.  The… Continue reading

Silver Alloy Multi-string Chain Bib Necklace. Jewelry.  Tharu People.  Terai Region. Nepal

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    Handcrafted by a Tharu artisan.   The Tharu – residing in the southern foothills of the Himalayas (Terai Region) of Nepal – are well known for their festivals, rituals, and exorcisms . . .  and jewelry like this.   Acquired from a collector’s estate in New… Continue reading

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