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Title
Sangkaraja is the place where the heads are kept, and during the Tiwah festival they are often the focus of dances
Sangkaraja ist der Platz für die geschnellten Köpfe, die am Tiwahfest oftmals umtanzt werden
Creator
Vischer, Mattheus Carl (Mr)
Date Created and/or Issued
1927/1941
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
All the images (photographic and non-photographic) made available in this collection are the property of the Basel Mission and are managed by mission 21. mission 21 / Basel Mission claim copyright on the images in their possession and require those publishing any of the images--both individuals and organisations--to pay a user's/copyright fee.
Contact the Archives of mission21 at address mentioned or at info@bmpix.org.
info@bmarchives.org
mission21
mission21, Missionsstrasse 21, CH-4003 Basel, Switzerland, tel. (+41 61 260 22 42), fax (+4161 260 22 68)
Description
Annotation translation: "Sangkaraja is the place where the heads are kept, and during the Tiwah festival they are often the focus of dances. Coconuts can be used as substitutes for human skulls. Indeed an old Dajak story asserts that the coconut is the head of Mangko Arnat. During the festival and its preparations the Sangkaraja is frequently the focus of dancing."
Annotation: "Sangkaraja ist der Platz für die geschnellten Köpfe, die am Tiwahfest oftmals umtanzt werden. Als Ersatz für Menschenschädel können auch Kokosnüsse verwendet werden. Ist doch die Kokosnuss nach einer altdajakschen Erzählung der Kopf des Mangko Amat. Während der eigentlichen Festvorbereitungen & während des Festes wird der Sangkaraja unzählige Mal untanzt."
Stamped: "Museum der Basler Mission Basel, Missionsstrasse 21."
Type
image
Format
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
13.9 x 10.0 cm.
Identifier
impa-m22648 [Legacy record ID]
impa-abmpix-1809
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m22648
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-abmpix-1809.jpg
Subject
Coconut
Dance
Death ceremony
Flag
Pole
Skull (human)
Sacral place
Spear
Umbrella
Indigenous Kalimantan religions
Time Period
1927/1941
Place
Dajak
Kalimantan
Source
B-30.68.032 [Reference number]
QB-34.003.0022 [Same image reference number]
Relation
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
S.E. Borneo. VI secular themes - religion, mission. Photographs from Dr Vischer
impa-m15099; impa-m17025
impa-m33269
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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