Шаман. Из фондов Иркутского областного краеведческого музея
turge Khakassian shaman
A Yakut shaman from the district of Verchne-Kolymsk. Note the fringe or veil obscuring the shaman's eyes. Photo: Lissner - Man, God and Magic
Fishing shamans ritually welcomed the first fish of the season at the annual First Salmon ceremony. Salmon were regarded as immortal beings who voluntarily sacrificed themselves for the benefit of humans. It was important not to offend them, or they might not return the following year.
Siberia, Russia, Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. 2001. By the river Yenisei, shaman ZOE cleanses other shamans of evil spirits by drumming on her dungur.