Shaman’s Costume Mongolia The National Museum of Mongolia “This is an elaborate shaman’s costume. The Caftan is of cotton with a woven geometrical pattern. The gown hanging over the chest has a nickel-plated brass mirror to ward off evil spirits.
Yakut shaman at the beginning of the century. The famous documentary photograph is from Waldemar Jochelson. At the clothing of the shamans (ojun) you can see well the bird-shaped wrought-iron decorations, helpers of the shaman in his ecstatic journeys.