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Photograph; Dumsas and Myihtois leading the Manao. [Two Naushawngs, or dance leaders, leading the Manau] (Researcher's notes in brackets)

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Digital Media Bank ID: 54291
Description: Burma image, WA0252 . Image of object in World Art collection. Dumsas and Myihtois leading the Manao. [Two Naushawngs, or dance leaders, leading the Manau] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
This monochrome photographic print is showing Dumsas (priests) and Myihtois (animist prophets) leading the Manau. Manau is a kind of cummunal festival celebrated by the Kachin community in Burma (Myanmar). Sometimes thousands of people attend a large Manau festival, all of whom would expect to be fed and given rice beer for the whole four days that a festival would usually last.

This photograph was taken by James Henry Green in the 1920s, a recruiting officer for the Burma Rifles who spent more than twenty years in Burma, much of it based in the northern hill states.
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art, Collections/ World Art/ Asia/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar)  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: James Henry Green Charitable Trust
Licence: CC BY-SA

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Photograph
Title (of Artwork / Object): Photograph; Dumsas and Myihtois leading the Manao. [Two Naushawngs, or dance leaders, leading the Manau] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
Creator (of Artwork / Object): James Henry Green
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1920s
Description (Object or Artwork): This monochrome photographic print is showing Dumsas (priests) and Myihtois (animist prophets) leading the Manau. Manau is a kind of cummunal festival celebrated by the Kachin community in Burma (Myanmar). Sometimes thousands of people attend a large Manau festival, all of whom would expect to be fed and given rice beer for the whole four days that a festival would usually last. This photograph was taken by James Henry Green in the 1920s, a recruiting officer for the Burma Rifles who spent more than twenty years in Burma, much of it based in the northern hill states.
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
photograph
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James Henry Green Collection
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Burma
   
Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Myanmar

File info

Original Filename: dmas_wa0252_d01.jpg
Media: Image
Size: 1.66 MB; 3130 x 2262 pixels; 265 x 192 mm (print at 300 DPI); 828 x 598 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA0252