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1A "Sengab," literally "Stone-water," or Rain-water.(OLTI).
1A beggar in Teheran (exhibition 2008 Persian journeys of Sven Hedin)
1A Boundary Pyramid and a Baluchi.(OLTI).
1A boy named Nicola Augustin made this doll. A rainy day in January 2001 he was walking along the road with his friends, playing with the doll. He was 13 years old. A car stopped and collector Willhelm Östberg stepped out. Willhelm bought the doll from Nicola and it is now a part of the museum collection.
1A cobbler in the marketplace of Tebbes (exhibition 2008 Persian journeys of Sven Hedin)
1A Courtyard in Chupunun.(OLTI).
1A dervish in Veramin (exhibition 2008 Persian journeys of Sven Hedin)
1A dilapidated gate in Tebbes (exhibition 2008 Persian journeys of Sven Hedin)
1A Fine Saxaul.(OLTI).
1After the invasion Relief plaques in bronze once adorned the colonnades that supported the roofs of the royal palaces. Originally, this relief table was half a metre high and had more than one figure. A coral collar covers the mouth of the figure and underneath is a necklace made of leopard teeth and a clock. On the tunic there is a leopard’s head. 1907.44.391. 17th century (exhibition, "Whose objects", Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, 2010)
1A garden, shadowed by palm trees, Najbänd (exhibition 2008 Persian journeys of Sven Hedin)
1A Group in Alem.(OLTI).
1A group of Persian rural musicians (exhibition 2008 Persian journeys of Sven Hedin)
1A huge tamarisk tree outside Tebbes (exhibition 2008 Persian journeys of Sven Hedin)
1Ainu The aboriginal people of Japan The Ainu people of Hokkaido once inhabited a much larger area than they do today. They were probably found on northern Honshu, and there were Ainus on southern Sakhalin and on the Kurile Islands. The Ainu of Sakhalin were evacuated to Hokkaido after the Second World War and the Japanese defeat of 1945. Ainu on the northern Kurile Islands had been shifted in 1875 to Shikotan, an island just off the Hokkaido coast. In 1945 the entire group was moved to Hokkaido. Although the Ainu from various parts of this immense area differed from one another, they also shared many cultural traits. The differences were connected to their adaptation to different habitats, and to the contacts they maintained with neighbouring peoples. The material culture of the Ainu, with its characteristic design and motifs, is unmistakably “Ainu”. At the same time it reveals clear influences from the Asiatic mainland and from the Japanese islands. On the Kurile Islands the Ainu lived in cold, northerly surroundings, close to the open sea. They drew their sustenance from the sea, which also provided products for trading. During the winter they stayed on the main islands, in sodcovered pit-houses. During the summer they moved to the outer islands, to fishing and hunting camps. On Sakhalin the Ainu maintained close contacts with their ethnic neighbours on northern Sakhalin and in the Amur region. Directly and indirectly they also traded with China and Russia, serving as a bridge for merchandise and cultural influence to Hokkaido. Their affinity with Siberian culture was evident; shamanism was practised. They lived in log houses. Their economy was based on hunting and fishing. Hokkaido offered much more varied conditions. The Ainu there primarily lived in small villages (kotan) in the valleys, close to rivers rich in salmon. Hunting grounds were found in the mountains, waters for fishing and hunting sea mammals at the coast. They collected and used resources offered by nature. Trading with Japan was of great importance.
1A Landscape in Baluchistan.(OLTI).
1Ali Murat and Gulam Hussein cutting a Hole through the salt crust.(OLTI).
1A Man of the Escort.(OLTI).
1Among Close Saxauls.(OLTI).
1Among Saxauls.(OLTI).
1A museum has a past, a history which is stored in its archives. Here we show some images, newspaper clippings and documents related to Native Americans. Newspaper clippings and archive photos speak of a time passed, but also of an expression and perspective typical for that time. Old pictures receive new life when they are digitalized and processed with new techniques. Ishi, the last Yahi Yana Indian At dawn on August 29, 1911, in the small town of Oroville in northern California, an under-nourished man was found identified as the last surviving Yahi Yana Indian - a tribe thought to have been extinct for decades. Because he refused to pronounce his name, we know him only as Ishi - which means "man" in the Yahi Yana language. Ishi was taken care of by among others an anthropologist who made a home for him at the ethnographic museum in Berkeley. There he lived the last years of his life until he died from tuberculosis in 1916. Here some of the arrow points are shown that Ishi made in the Berkeley museum. (Exhibition, Indians of North America 2008).
1A musical instrument consisting of a cylindrical shaft surmounted by the figure of a long-beaked bird. It is played by striking the bird figure on its beak with a metal rod. This ideophone is used especially at the yearly ceremonies when Palace Chiefs and Town Chiefs salute their Oba by simultaneously letting their instruments sound. 16th - 19th century. (Staden-Benin)
1An " Abambar " or Water-Cistern.(OLTI).
1Animals at the Shore of the Hamun.(OLTI).
1An Open Reservoir of Rain-water.(OLTI).
1A Persian man (exhibition 2008 Persian journeys of Sven Hedin)
1A person is riding a polar bear. Polar bears are usually very dangerous to humans. But these two seem to be friends. What does this mean? That the one who owned this figure could become stronger than a bear? Or that bears are kind, even though they can be hungry and want to eat someone?
1A Pool of Sweet Water.(OLTI).
1A Rest in the Kevir on March 15.(OLTI).
1A Rest on the Wet Salt Crust.(OLTI).
1A Short Rest.(OLTI).
1A statue depicting Rölpai Dorje (1717-1786), the most important religious personality during the 18th century Qing-dynasty: Religious instructor of Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799); "Teacher of the Empire"; "Lama of the Seal" (tham ka bla ma) the highest rank a Tibetan Buddhist monk could attain in China; a man of numerous distinctions and attainments. Also a man of many names: borne as Dragpa Sonam with a Tibetan name; reincarnated as the second Changkya Huhtugtu with a Mongolian title; known as Lalita Vajra with a Sanskrit name. His achievements were manifold in promoting Tibetan Buddhism; in art and architecture, in establishing and developing monasteries, temples and retreats, in having the Tibetan Kanjur translated into Manchu and other Buddhist collections into Mongolian, in compiling iconographic inventories of the Tibetan pantheon (in 300 and 360 images/icons).. The statue has been made for religious purposes, to be placed on a place for veneration. It belongs to a category of realistic, portrait like depictions of religious masters. A particular physiognomic trait of Rölpai Dorje was the fat lump he had behind his right cheek. It has been clearly rendered on this statue. 10. The Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm also possesses a painting (thangka) (1935.50.3113) with Rölpai Dorje at the centre surrounded by his lineage of 16 earlier existences. Rölpai Dorje holds a book in his hand.
1A Swedish soldier called Axel Svinhuvud was given this harp by a chief in Congo a long time ago. Axel worked there in the 19th century. When he moved back to Sweden he gave the harp to the museum. People in Congo often made harps like this one as presents to people who couldn't play them.
1A Troublesome Hill.(OLTI).