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Effigy of Khalash.
Title Effigy of Khalash.
Accession Number 11813
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name Not Available
Object Type Effigy
Main Material Wood
Country Pakistan.
Provenance Kaffiristhan, Hindukush, Pakistan
Origin Place Kaffiristhan, Hindukush, Pakistan
Period / Year of Work Not Known
Inscription NA
Tribe Khalash.
Dimensions Maximum Height- 117 cm; Maximum Width- 27 cm; Maximum Thickness- 21 cm
Brief Description It is a carved wooden figure of a male, in standing posture, on a rectangular shaped pedestal. The figure is carved out of a single piece of wood. The conical shaped headgear, dresses, ornaments are executed by engravings. In three valleys in northern Pakistan at the eastern extremity of the Hindukush are a few small permanent villages of Khalash. They maintain their own traditional religion although surrounded by Muslims, own language and a complex system of ritual and belief.