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Vintage Hill Tribe Shaman Manuscript Calligraphy book Old Asian Vietnam Chinese Handwritten Hand Drawn Yao Dzao Antique

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Vintage Hill Tribe Shaman Manuscript Calligraphy book Old Asian Vietnam Chinese Handwritten Hand Drawn Yao Dzao Antique

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
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From Vietnam
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Description

Stunning old Yao/Dzao Tribal Shaman calligraphy book.

These Dzao books are written in Han Chinese characters. Until the beginning of the 20th century, government and scholarly documents in Vietnam were written in this classical Chinese. Unlike some ethnic minorities in Vietnam, the Dazo have no written word of their own, poetry is spoken, so the Dzao borrow these Han characters to transcribe and preserve their culture.

The pages in these books tell of the arduous migration of the Dzao people into Vietnam, as well as their struggle in conquering the harsh nature of the mountainous hill tribe regions. They also reflect the history of Dzao development, or genealogy records of specific clans.

Since ancient times, according to Dzao beliefs, all things have souls. The Dzao believe there is a wind god, rain god, god of rice, vegetables and livestock. For each of them a specific worship ritual is performed. These rituals are also kept in the ancient books.

All books of the Dzao were written on handmade paper made of straw, beautifully hand painted and bound together with cord.

This book features roughly 45 double sided pages. A stunning piece of history! Age approximately early 20th century.



Measurements:

Dimensions - 21.0 x 19.0 x 0.8cm
Weight - 72g
Stunning old Yao/Dzao Tribal Shaman calligraphy book.

These Dzao books are written in Han Chinese characters. Until the beginning of the 20th century, government and scholarly documents in Vietnam were written in this classical Chinese. Unlike some ethnic minorities in Vietnam, the Dazo have no written word of their own, poetry is spoken, so the Dzao borrow these Han characters to transcribe and preserve their culture.

The pages in these books tell of the arduous migration of the Dzao people into Vietnam, as well as their struggle in conquering the harsh nature of the mountainous hill tribe regions. They also reflect the history of Dzao development, or genealogy records of specific clans.

Since ancient times, according to Dzao beliefs, all things have souls. The Dzao believe there is a wind god, rain god, god of rice, vegetables and livestock. For each of them a specific worship ritual is performed. These rituals are also kept in the ancient books.

All books of the Dzao were written on handmade paper made of straw, beautifully hand painted and bound together with cord.

This book features roughly 45 double sided pages. A stunning piece of history! Age approximately early 20th century.



Measurements:

Dimensions - 21.0 x 19.0 x 0.8cm
Weight - 72g

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