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Altai shamans cast out the financial crisis

His version of the fight against the global financial crisis – the Altai shamans. Now he confronts a huge tambourine, Timer, which means “metal”. It was installed in five-domed mountain Altyn-bash.

The idea to create such a tambourine came to a local artist-ethnographer Artem Ignatenko. In Altai it is known by many as the collector and Keeper of all sorts of legends and stories. This year in June, around the time of the equinox Artem Ignatenko together with a real shaman from the clan of Kumandins performed a ritual of global financial stabilization. It looked like this. In the evening, when communication with the spirits could not interfere with annoying tourists, they went up into the mountain Altyn-bash. The tambourine had a bed sheet. It put nine pellets, salt, sugar, water. The whole night they were kamuli, that is, beating this tambourine, and sang, turning for help to the Sun. However, to help the world of the Altai shamans and failed.

The tambourine Tiber is part of a larger project called “Nine great drums of the Altai”. Continue reading