Archivo para 26 julio 2011

26
Jul
11

26th of July: The Piptuyakyamu

Wilfred Tewawina, Moencopi, Bialac Collection

25
Jul
11

25th:The Koyemsi

Henry Shelton, Orabi, 1986

24
Jul
11

24th of July: The Paiyatamu, the sun youth

Henry Shelton, Orabi, 1991, Simpson Collection

23
Jul
11

23st of July: the Paiyakyamu or Kossa

Alvin Makya James, Orabi.

23
Jul
11

23th of July: the Tsukuwiimkya

Carver unknown, Jacka collection

22
Jul
11

22 th of July: the clowns of the hopi, tradition keepers and delight makers

Pueblo Clowns (sometimes called sacred clowns) is a generic term for jester or trickster in the Kachina religion practiced by the Pueblo Indians of the southwestern USA. There are a number of figures in the ritual practice of the Pueblo people. Each has a unique role and belongs to separate Kivas (secret societies or confraternities), and each has a name that differs from one mesa or pueblo to another.

They perform during the spring and summer fertility rites. Among the Hopi there are five figures who serve as clowns: the Payakyamu, the Koshare (or Koyaala or Hano Clown), the Tsuku, the Tatsiqto (or Koyemshi or Mudhead) and the Kwikwilyak. With the exception of the Koshare, each is a kachinam or personification of a spirit. It is believed that when a member of a kiva dons the mask of a kachinam, he abandons his personality and becomes possessed by the spirit. Each figure performs a set role within the religious ceremonies; often their behavior is comic, lewd, scatological, eccentric and alarming. Among the Zuni, to enter the Ne’wekwe order, one is initiated “by a ritual of filth-eating”; “mud and excrement are smeared on the body for the clown performance, and parts of the performance may consist of sporting with excreta, smearing and daubing it, or drinking urine and pouring it on one another”.

Anthropologists, most notably Adolf Bandelier in his 1890 book The Delight Makers, and Elsie Clews Parsons’s Pueblo Indian Religion, have extensively studied the meaning of the Pueblo Clowns. Bandelier notes that the Tsuku were somewhat feared by the Hopi as the source of public criticism and censure of un-Hopi like behavior. Their function can also include defusing community tensions, providing their own humurous interpretation of popular culture, re-enforcing taboo and communicating tradition.

Daryl Seckletstewa, E Comins Collection

http://www.kivapub.com/index.php?fuseaction=books.viewind&bookid=34

20
Jul
11

20th of July: Hopiland





Autor/Auteur

DIEGO VECCHIO, Buenos Aires, 1969. Reside en Paris desde 1992.

Publicó "Historia calamitatum" (Buenos Aires, Paradiso, 2000), "Egocidio: Macedonio Fernández y la liquidación del yo" (Rosario, Beatriz Viterbo, 2003), "Microbios" (Rosario, Beatriz Viterbo, 2006) y "Osos" (Rosario, Beatriz Viterbo, 2010).

Contacto: dievecchio@gmail.com

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