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ANTIQUE PALM-LEAF BOOK

(Laotian-alphabet Calligraphy) Lao people in Lai Chau Province, Northern Vietnam; late 19th to early 20th century Size: 31cmx5cmx5,5cm

ANTIQUE RITUAL BOOK

Rice paper; hand-writing with Nom Dao Calligraphy; only used by Taoist priests for releasing the deceased’s souls to the next

ANTIQUE RITUAL BOOK

Rice paper; hand-writing with Nom Dao Calligraphy; only used by Taoist priests for fending off evil spirits; Dao Ethnic Minority

ANTIQUE RITUAL COAT

Cotton, indigo, hand-embroidered with silk threads and Taoist pantheon; only used in ritual ceremonies; Yao people, northern mountains of Vietnam;

ANTIQUE RITUAL COAT

Cotton, indigo, hand-embroidered with silk threads and Taoist pantheon; only used in ritual ceremonies; Yao people, northern mountains of Vietnam;

FENGSHUI COMPASS

Hand-engraved wood and lacquered; San Chay people in Tuyen Quang province, Northern Vietnam; early 20th century X1.31.5.19 D: 15cm

FOSSILIZED TOOTH OF AN ADOLESCENT ELEPHANT

Only used in ritual ceremonies; Central Highlands of Vietnam Size: 13,5cmx8,5cmx6cm

POWER STICK

Hand-engraved wood with the Three Pure Ones’ brief names (上清-the Upper Pure, 玉清-the Jade Pure and 太清-the Supreme Pure) and

RITUAL BELL

Hand-cast bronze with a divinity head; only used in ritual ceremonies; Tay people in Northern Vietnam; early 20th century 3-6SM75

RITUAL BOOK PAGE

Laotian-alphabet Calligraphy; Lao people in Lai Chau Province, Northern Vietnam; late 19th to early 20th century Size: 40cmx26cm