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Burma image, WA0550

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Digital Media Bank ID: 87219
Description: Burma image, WA0550. [Palaung people praying at pagodas.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
This picture was taken at a festival held at a pagoda, although not information is given by Green as to what the festival was. Following is a description of the atmosphere that was typical at these occasions: 'Festivals are times of great rejoicing in the village. Many people come from the surrounding districts to be feasted free of expense by the villagers. Each district has its own festivals so that there are many breaks in the monotony of life without the many amusements that now seem to be necessities in Europe. At all festivals men and women who are elderly or old take the best places. There is a space, with mats or small carpets for the old people, near the drums and gongs, and there the choicest food is placed for them in lacquer bowls or on trays. There are many little booths, their roofs made of great leafy branches, supported by four poles, which make a pleasant shelter for those who wish to sit in the shade. The giver of the feast provides plenty of food, tobacco, tea and betel-nuts. At these village festivities drums - large and small - and cymbals are beaten continuously; these are borrowed for the occasion, from the village head-man, from the monks, or from any person who possesses one. Besides the usual Buddhist festivals, that for the spirits, the children's festival, there are feasts and entertainments given to a village by any one who builds a rest-house, pagoda or bridge, to who digs a well for public use; such festivities take place when the work is finished, in honour of the occasion' ['The Home of an Eastern Clan', Leslie Milne, Oxford, 1924, p.214-216]
Categories: Collections/ World Art  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: All Rights Reserved
Caption: Burma image, WA0550

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Image
Subject tags:
Myanmar; James Henry Green Collection
Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Myanmar

File info

Original Filename: dmas_wa0550_d01.tif
Size: 29.69 MB; 2694 x 1925 pixels; 228 x 163 mm (print at 300 DPI); 713 x 509 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA0550