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ETNOGRAFICHESKOE OBOZRENIE • 3-2017


Baulo, A.V.
Sacrificial Linens of the Ob Ugrians: The Outcome of a Hundred Years of Studies
[Zhertvennye pokryvala obskikh ugrov: itogi stoletnego izucheniia]

Arkady V. Baulo | http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8379-3760 | bau194@yandex.ru | Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (17 Academician Lavrentiev avenue, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia)

Type of publication: Research Article

Keywords
Khant, Mansi, Ugrians, Ob river area, Mir-Susne-Hum, sacrificial linen, ritual, sacrifice, tradition

Abstract
This article summarizes the outcome of century-long research on a remarkable phenomenon of material culture among the Khant and Mansi, namely the sacrificial linens. I examine both the general features and types of sacrificial linens, and the particular examples of sacrificial cloths found among local groups of the Ob Ugrians. Special attention is paid to the techniques of making the linens, the ways in which they are employed in rituals, and the manner in which they are stored and handled. Drawing on the available archaeological data, I propose a hypothesis about the origin of tradition of making the sacrificial linens, as well as development of the iconography of images represented on them.

Funding Information
This research was supported by the following institutions and grants:
Russian Science Foundation, https://doi.org/10.13039/501100006769 [grant no. 14-50-00036]

Citation (Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., Author-Date, article titles not enclosed in quotation marks)

Baulo, A.V. 2017. Zhertvennye pokryvala obskikh ugrov: itogi stoletnego izucheniia [Sacrificial Linens of the Ob Ugrians: The Outcome of a Hundred Years of Studies]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 97-112

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Submitted 08.01.2016 | Accepted 31.03.2016

 


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