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2021/42/2

ISSN : 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online)
Vedoucí redaktor : Jiří Honzl

Aspects of Continuity and Change in the Representation of the Goddess Tayt

The Egyptian goddess Tayt has always been connected with weaving, linen, and the clothing of the deities. Overall, one can observe a clear continuity in the depiction of Tayt in a purely anthropomorphic form from its earlier occurrences during the New Kingdom well into Roman times. However, during…

‘Dragging Seventy Little Plaits of Her Across the Land of the Altai’: Haircare, Hairstyles, and Hair Ornaments of the Southern Altaians from Historical and Cultural Perspectives

This study deals with haircare, hair ornaments, hairstyles, and hairrelated rituals of the Southern Altaians (Altai Kizhi, Telengits) and their development over time. Haircare has played an important role in Altaian society for centuries. It has been a ritual symbol, an indicator of gender, age,…

The Inrō Collection in the Náprstek Museum

Small several-compartment cases called inrō were a supplement to Japanese men‘s clothing during the Edo period and were used to store various small items (especially personal stamps). Decorated with various techniques, such as decorating with gold, nacre (mother of pearl), and inlaying with metals,…

Photographs from an Excursion to North Africa in 1936

The ethnographic photographic collection of the Náprstek Museum has two sets of photographic material documenting an excursion to North Africa, which was organized mainly for teachers in 1936 by the Excursion Department of the Central Association of Teachers in the Moravian-Silesian Lands. The main…