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Photograph; Nung Naushawngs dancing. [Nung Manau dance leaders dancing.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)

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Description: Burma image, WA1246. Nung Naushawngs dancing. [Nung Manau dance leaders dancing.] (Researcher's notes in brackets).
"A Manao-Manao, called Adzu Lam E, is occasionally held. It is probably copied from the Hkahkus but it is not so complicated. When held, the decorated horns of a mythun are placed at the Akaw Ta Tung Lam Quan in the house. Only three Manao Shadaws [manau posts] are erected. Their decoration differs from that of the Hkahkus and is even more Indonesia in type. The dance is also different and has much more go in it. The dancers hold their arms out and jerk them at the wrists. Dumsas and elders lead the dance, wearing their Naga type of helmets. Hornbills' and pheasants' feather, so popular with the Hkahkus and Kachins, are not worn." [dissertation, 1934:199-200]
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art, Collections/ World Art/ Asia/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar)  

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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; Nung Naushawngs dancing. [Nung Manau dance leaders dancing.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
Creator (of Artwork / Object): James Henry Green
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c1926
Description (Object or Artwork): "A Manao-Manao, called Adzu Lam E, is occasionally held. It is probably copied from the Hkahkus but it is not so complicated. When held, the decorated horns of a mythun are placed at the Akaw Ta Tung Lam Quan in the house. Only three Manao Shadaws [manau posts] are erected. Their decoration differs from that of the Hkahkus and is even more Indonesia in type. The dance is also different and has much more go in it. The dancers hold their arms out and jerk them at the wrists. Dumsas and elders lead the dance, wearing their Naga type of helmets. Hornbills' and pheasants' feather, so popular with the Hkahkus and Kachins, are not worn." [dissertation, 1934:199-200]
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
photograph
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Myanmar; James Henry Green Collection
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Burma
   
Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Myanmar

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Original Filename: dmas_wa1246_d01.jpg
Media: Image
Size: 1.28 MB; 3111 x 2222 pixels; 263 x 188 mm (print at 300 DPI); 823 x 588 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

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Linked Accession no.: WA1246