Yakut shaman at the beginning of the century. The famous documentary photograph is from Waldemar Jochelson. At the clothing of the shamans (ojun) you can see well the bird-shaped wrought-iron decorations, helpers of the shaman in his ecstatic journeys.
eurasian-shamanism: “ Evenk shamaness heating her drum over fire. Slapins, 1975 Heating the drum before use was necessary because the heat tightened the drum skin and changed its pitch. Basically, the shaman used the fire for tuning.