Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kings and Shamans

Like the king to his thrown, the shaman has his "thrown" if you will in the Chilkat Blanket. Whenever we see a thrown we think of a king, it is the kings thrown nobody else's. When there is a king in a village or country he is for the most part respected by the whole community. The same could be said for the shaman, he is looked highly upon only because he is a spiritual healer. Thinking about the shamans within the villages, I think of he or she being an outkast to the people. He is only talked to when needed. Once again two very different cultures are more similar then you ever thought them to be.

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