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Wind instrument Ocarina ethnic art

Ocarina ethnic art

‘The worlds of man’. ‘Shamans people’ Workshop, Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia. Ocarina ethnic art

Ocarina ethnic art
Ocarina – an ethnic wind instrument which juicy and magical sound. It entered the folk music of the world – from the ancient Indian tribes of South America to the Siberian tribes of ancient Russia. The earliest ocarina was made of clay in the form of small animals. People used to wear it around their neck, like jewelry decoration. They thought that playing the ocarina drives away evil spirits. Besides, people used it as a home decor, for protecting the house from the negative. Ocarina, an ancient wind musical instrument could also look like an egg-shaped vessel – flute. According to some sources, some Italian Giuseppe Donati invented ocarina in the 1860s. It was with two thumb- and eight finger-holes, and a duct mouthpiece extending to one side. Ocarina can be made in ceramic or porcelain. Ocarina can be a toy, as well as a serious musical instrument made in different sizes. And sometimes ocarina has a tuning-plunger. By the way, ocarina bands were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe and the USA. And ocarina there has one more name “sweet potato”.

Altai Ocarina Horse

Horse – a symbol of material prosperity. Workshop ‘shamans people’, Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia

The name ocarina literally means “gosling”, thus the instrument was called in the XIX century in Italy. Altai Ocarinas used theme of Altai myths and legends. Before the creation of these things, Master carefully studied the history of the Altai Mountains, traditions and customs of indigenous peoples.
Workshop ‘Shamans people’ brings together artists who have created ethnic instruments and attributes of shamanism peoples of the world. Original handmade items, ocarinas have an amazing beauty and memorable distinctive sound. Anyone can play such instruments, finding its tune, and expressing its own, unique voice.

Ocarina ethnic art

“Tengrianian” ocarina made in one piece. Tengrianian – ancient Turks, who worshiped the God of Heaven -Tengri. clay, beeswax, acrylics. Workshop ‘shamans people’, Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia

A man with an ocarina – a man in a state of mind. In each nation (including Russia), in one form or another have existed and survived structurally primitive clay whistles that after firing at high temperature and coloring become quite strong and beautiful. Ornament applied to the whistle, had their own character and ceremonial purpose in every people.

Ocarina ethnic art

Shaman Oron. Pottery by masters Golendeev. Workshop ‘Baigol’, Irkutsk, Russia. Ocarina ethnic art

Wind instrument Ocarina ethnic art

Sources:

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shamanchelovek.livemaster.ru