Burma image, WA0252
|Digital Media Bank ID:||54291|
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:||Collections/ World Art|
Copyright & Re-use
|Credit Line:||Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove|
|Licence:||All Rights Reserved|
|Caption:||Burma image, WA0252|
Object or Artwork info
|Source (of Object / Artwork):||Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove|
James Henry Green Collection
|Other Keywords:||Photography; Burma; Myanmar|
|Size:||1.66 MB; 3130 x 2262 pixels; 265 x 192 mm (print at 300 DPI); 828 x 598 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|
|Linked Accession no.:||WA0252|