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Yao Ceremonial Paintings
Published by White Lotus Co. Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand First Edition 1982. 1982., 1982. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original simulated scarlet leather covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 4to 12'' x 9''. Contains 168 printed pages of English text with colour photographs throughout, one double-page gate-fold colour plate. Central to the Yao religion is ceremonial paintings. The Yao retain strong visual images of their Taoist pantheon through their possession of 'god pictures' called mien fang. At the summit of the Yao pantheon the fam t'sing, the 'Three Pure Ones' (To Ta, Yen Si, and Leng Pu), are assisted by Nyut Hung, the Jade Emperor, and Seng Tsiu, 'Master of the Saints'. Beneath these powerful figures are a series of lesser celestial beings, including various warrior gods, nature divinities, and the lords of hell. These icons, which are often finely painted, are regarded by the Yao quite literally as the abode of the gods. Feint tape marks to the end papers where the dust wrapper has been protected in brown paper [now removed]. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.
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