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Good+ 1870838114. Book is clean, the glue holding cover on has dried and the back cover has come away from the text. The cover is still in one piece and is lightly worn at corners, the soft cover is longer than the text and has been folded like the flap of a dust jacket. This illustrates costumes, dances, rituals and the transexual culture of the Nat-Pwe cult.; 4to.
Very Good. Minor shelf wear, binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. Nat-Pwe illuminates the still active cult of the thirty-seven nats in the forgotten land of Burma. Difficult to define, nats may be said to be somewhere between a spirit and a god. They are powerful beings, hard to placate and easily upset, that can bestow both good forture and bad luck on their followers. The cult has numerous devotees who tour the country to visit the shrines and annual festivals of particular nats. Beneath the surface of Burma's austere anti-ritualistic Theraveda Buddhist faith lies this fantastic world of extravagant costume estatic music and flamboyant dance. Here is a sub-culture peopled by transexuals who perform their theatrical rites that so beautifully harmonise music and dance with iconography and mysticism.
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