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DONGBA PRIEST - YUNNAN (digital) (38 images)

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The term Dongba refers to the religion and the priests of the Naxi people of Southwest China, who are masters of traditional culture, literature and Dongba symbols.
The Dongba as priests are believed to have originated from the Tibetan Bon religion. They play a major role in Naxi culture and preach harmony between man and nature. Their costumes show strong Tibetan influence, and pictures of Bon gods can be seen on their headgear.
Dongba conduct religious rituals to propitiate the...
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