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Title: In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the natives and Russian convicts of the island of Sakhalin, with notes of travel in Korea, Siberia, and Manchuria
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Hawes, Charles Henry, 1867-1943
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Publisher: London, Harper
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto


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IN THE BAY OF NI 195 authority on the art of the Amur tribes, has declared ofthe Gilyaks and Golds that their art is lacking in realisticrepresentations. Their purely decorative work—and heexcludes from this all wooden objects, animals, etc., carvedas charms or toys—he alleges, is confined to copies ofChinese representations of animals which these nativeshave never seen, such, for instance, as the cock, the tor-toise, and the mythical phcenix. It is interesting in thisconnexion to note that in this particular hut in the villageof Kamavo, I found several carvings on the timbers ofthe wall of the hut of bears, as well as other crude mural

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decorations of a chess-board pattern. Perhaps these maybe regarded as the exception which proves the rule. Emerging from the hut into a crowd of yelping dogs, wewere attracted by the bear-cage. In front hung a birch-barkbasket, as seen in the illustration (opposite p. 196), containingfresh water for Bruin. His owner fetched a piece of driedfish, and holding it before a hole in the cage, the bear,who was of full size, thrust his great paw out to graspthe fish, the while I snapped him with my camera. Thisanimal, having already attained his majority, was due toplay the chief role at a festival in the following January. The bear fete, which probably originated as a purelyreligious festival, has become a Bank Holiday in theGilyak calendar, the great break in the monotony of thelong winter. The proceedings are unique and interesting. 196 IN THE UTTERMOST EAST The animal having been captured young, and fed up untilhe attains the age of four, a fete is decided upon for thefollowing January. I


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