Balancing The Universe – Shamanic Amulets, Instruments and Costumes
November 9th – December 3rd, 2017
Opening night reception – November 9th 6-9pm.
A very special art exhibition:
David Alan Collection
241 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Sat 9-5:30; Sun 10-5:30
“Balancing the Universe” will debut an unprecedented assemblage of over 200 authentic shaman pieces personally collected over two decades from different cultures across Asia – Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Some of the pieces, dating back 400 years, have been passed down through generations and invite us to explore some of the oldest and most revered areas of human endeavor – healing and spirituality.
Shamanism is well documented as far back as 10,000 years. It is thought to be the first specialized profession and has been found in virtually all cultures across the globe. As healers, sages and spiritual leaders across millennia, the many functions that shaman perform remain unchanged – to keep all things in balance – man, beast, spirits and nature.
The range of jobs in their repertoire include what are now many diverse contemporary specializations such as; doctors, priests, artists, and philosophers. We all share the deepest respect for the men and women who have devoted their lives to the physical and spiritual well-being of their communities.
We hope this exhibition will take you on a journey into the unknown and that it will be an inspiring, thought provoking, and enlightening experience. We invite and encourage you to visit.
This amazing assemblage of rare shaman art and artifacts will include pieces from the Dayak tribes of Borneo, the Batak people of Sumatra, Mentawai Island shaman art and ritualistic tools, rare pieces for the San Diu people of Vietnam, red and black Yao art from Vietnam, the H’mong people of Vietnam, Timor island Indonesia, Flores Island Indonesia, Ataro Island Indonesia, the Biwat tribe from Papua New Guinea, piece from rural Java Indonesia, Feng Yuan Fa people of Vietnam, Yuan people China, Nagaland, Burma/Myanmar, Tao/Yao art and artifacts, Dao Lo Gang, Dao Quan Chet, Cao Lan-Tien Tight Trouser Yao people of Vietnam, Kampung Alor Indonesia, Nepalese Tamang people, Kodi region Sumba Island Indonesia, Konyak Naga tribe Burma, Nias Island Indonesia, and more…
All works in the gallery are for sale.