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Stool

Culture/People:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Collector:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Object Name:
Stool
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Wrapped
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
La Mesa; Nayarit State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
19/7934
Barcode:
197934.000
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Wixarika (Huichol)
Wikarika (Huichol)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63785ff1f-ba8a-484a-8cdf-82c90750e074
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edanmdm:NMAI_211387
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Shaman's chair

Culture/People:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Collector:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Object Name:
Shaman's chair
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Wrapped
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Place:
La Mesa; Nayarit State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
19/7934
Barcode:
197934.001
See related items:
Wixarika (Huichol)
Wikarika (Huichol)
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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edanmdm:NMAI_211388
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México

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Over its long history, Mexico has become a window onto other ways of seeing and living in the world - a pluralistic, diverse, many-layered Mexico that is challenging to fully know or categorize - part unknown and part amazing. Long before Europeans arrived there, Mexico's varied peoples and cultures intersected. Constant migration from north to south, and also in reverse, produced a web of interrelated yet distinct beliefs. A bounty of natural elements united by agriculture and religion formed a broad foundation for highly complex cultures.

The México program at the 2010 Festival illustrated the complexity and diversity of these cultural crossroads by focusing on several representative communities in Mexico today, focusing in particular on indigenous peoples. The Festival site on the National Mall also served as a crossroads where these contemporary communities could engage an international public. Here visitors could meet the Maya - corn cultivators, traditional artisans, and beekeepers; the Téenek, whose ceremonies relate to their position within the natural world and universe; the weavers from Oaxaca who brighten their wool with dyes taken from nature and are neighbors to the producers of mescal and chocolate; the artesa dancers, a living example of the African presence in Mexico, who reaffirm the constant pace and permanence of cultures; the chinelo dancers, where the Spanish and Moorish cross with the local; the chinamperos, creators of lake agriculture, known as chinampas; and the legendary Wixárika who have formed a union to protect their sacred spaces.

And, as at every Festival, visitors could also listen - to the music of the son, with harps, violins, and guitars that created the musical region of the mariachi, which extends from Michoacán to Colima; to the dramatic heart-rending a cappella singing tradition of the cardencheros, which is so distinctive to the plains of the Comarca Lagunera of Coahuila and Durango; and to the Comcáac, who have incorporated rhythms from the United States into their ritual music.

Mexico's contemporary communities strive to preserve their memories and their history in the context of the present day. The crossroads that is Mexico has, like the Téenek fliers, a view of the four directions of the universe while rotating ceaselessly around the sun. When the fliers descend from heaven, they are like rain falling on the earth to fertilize it. Where on earth they land may be regarded as the very materialization of Tamoachan - the place of creation, which the ancient inhabitants of Mexico imagined as paradise. It was that creativity that the Mexico program brought to the National Mall.

Olivia Cadaval and Rodolfo Palma Rojo were Curators and Cristina Díaz-Carrera was Program Coordinator. Alejandra de la Paz, Cultural Institute of Mexico; Martha González Ríos, National Council for Culture and the Arts; and Benito Taibo, National Institute of Anthropology and History, were Project Directors.

Curatorial Advisors included: Arnulfo Ambriz, Carmen Anzures, Francisco Barriga, Rodolfo Fernández, María Antonieta Gallart, Jesús Jáuregui, Xilonen María del Carmen Luna Ruiz, Benito Taibo Mahojo, Rosa María Garza Marcué, Carmen Morales, Fernando Nava, Ángela Ochoa, Daniel Sheehy, Enrique Serrano, José Luis Vera, and Mette Marie Wacher. Regional Coordinators included: Enrique Martín Briceño for Yucatán; Marco Carvajal for Campeche; Ignacio Bonilla Arroyo for Guadalajara; Miguel Angel Fuentes Barrios for Atlatlahucan; Javier Jiménez Terán; José Rafael Medina Avila; Benjamín Muratalla; and Diana Reyes González.

The program was produced in partnership with the National Council for Culture and the Arts, the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, the Embassy of Mexico, and the Mexican Cultural Institute, with the collaboration of the Consejo de Promoción Turística, Sagarpa, Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas, and the Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas.
Fieldwork researchers:
Rogelio Caballero, Rodolfo Fernández, César González Hermosillo, Jesús Jáuregui, Xilonen María del Carmen Luna Ruiz, Carmen Morales, Benjamín Muratalla, Daniel Sheehy, José Luis Vera
Presenters:
Xochitl C. Chávez, Adriana Cruz Manjarrez, Juan Dies, Rodolfo Fernández, Santiago Garfias, Martha González, César González Hermosillo, Sergio Inurrigarro de la Vega, Enrique Lamadrid, Xilonen María del Carmen Luna Ruiz, Mintzi Martinez-Rivera, Mario Montaño, Genevieve Mooser, Carlos Muench, Olga Najera-Ramírez, Rodolfo Palma Rojo, Gabriela Pérez Báez, Russell Rodríguez, Emily Socolov, Quetzalli Sotelo, Marta Turok, Steve Velasquez, Cynthia Vidaurri, Ranald Woodaman
Participants:
Participants

Artesanía de Hoja de Maíz -- Artesanía de Hoja de MaízAriedna Garcilazo Rosas, 1982-, corn husk crafts, Xochimilco, MexicoRosalinda Rosas Salas, 1968-, corn husk crafts, Xochimilco, MexicoAmalia Salas Casales, 1936-, corn husk crafts, Xochimilco, Mexico

Cardencheros de Sapioriz -- Cardencheros de SapiorizGenaro Chavarría Ponce, 1936-, singer, Durango, MexicoFidel Elizalde García, 1944-, singer, Durango, MexicoJosé Guadalupe Salazar Vázquez, 1946-, singer, Durango, MexicoAntonio Valles Luna, 1934-, singer, Durango, MexicoJuan Francisco Cázares Ugarte, 1963-, presenter, Coahuila, Mexico

Chinelos de Atlatlahucan -- Chinelos de AtlatlahucanLucio Ramón Aranda Aparicio, 1984-, musician, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoOscar Nazario Aranda Aparicio, 1978-, musician, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoFrancisco Javier Aranda Arenales, 1957-, musician, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoAntonio García Ramírez, 1943-, musician, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoLigorio García Ramírez, 1950-, musician, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoRogaciano Clemente García Ramírez, 1966-, musician, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoBertín Martínez Neri, 1956-, musician, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoAmado Torres Sánchez, 1955-, musician, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoMiguel Ángel Fuentes Barrios, 1976-, dancer, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoLuís Granados de la Rosa, 1957-, dancer, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoMaría del Socorro Martínez Peña, 1965-, dancer, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoÉdgar Aman Martínez Rodríguez, 1981-, dancer, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoAlma Delia Reyes Linares, 1990-, dancer, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoKarem Rodríguez Pacheco, 1989-, dancer, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, MexicoEdmundo Saúl Jahen Anzures, 1982-, craftsman, Atlatlahucan, Morelos, Mexico

Comcáac (Seri)—Hamac Caziim -- Comcáac (Seri)—Hamac CaziimJuan de Dios Martínez Ibarra, second guitarJeremías López Félix, 1977-, electric bass, Punta Chueca, Sonora, MexicoFrancisco Molina Sesma, 1970-, vocalist, dancer, Hermosillo, Sonora, MexicoAnselmo Morales Astorga, 1965-, first guitar, Hermosillo, Sonora, MexicoDiana Reyes González, 1972-, coordinator, Hermosillo, Sonora, MexicoIsrael Robles Barnett, 1973-, director, drums, Hermosillo, Sonora, MexicoSilvia Irene Robles Blanco, craftsperson, Sonora, MexicoAngélica Irene Romero Montaño, 1980-, craftsperson, Hermosillo, Sonora, MexicoMayra Alejandra Valencia Martínez, 1982-, craftsperson, Punta Chueca, Sonora, Mexico

Dulces de Santa Cruz Acalpixca, Xochimilco -- Dulces de Santa Cruz Acalpixca, XochimilcoMaría del Carmen Francisco Colín, 1963-, candy maker, Xochimilco, D.F., MexicoAlfredo Ortega Melquiades, 1963-, candy maker, Xochimilco, D.F., Mexico

Fábrica de Mezcal, Perla Blanca -- Fábrica de Mezcal, Perla BlancaJulia Gutiérrez Santiago, 1969-, mezcal production, cook, Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, MexicoCutberto Santiago Sernas, 1966-, mezcal production, Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, MexicoLorenzo Antonio Santiago Gutiérrez, 1987-, mezcal production, Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico

Grupo de Fandango de Artesa Los Quilamos -- Grupo de Fandango de Artesa Los QuilamosPrimitivo Efrén Mayrén Santos, 1937-, director, musician, singer, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoRosa Cruz Del Valle, dancerVíctor Manuel Díaz López, 1995-, dancer, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoCatalino Arlindo Mayrén Cruz, 1996-, dancer, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoJulio César Mayrén Santos, 1992-, dancer, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoBianca Beatriz Palacios Hernández, 1992-, dancer, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoTirso Salinas Juárez, 1980-, musician, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoTirso Pablo Salinas Palacios, 1949-, musician, fisherman, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoDulce María Santos Sandoval, 1971-, dancer, singer, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoJuana Vargas Castañeda, 1991-, dancer, singer, Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico

Las Chinampas -- Las ChinampasRoberto Páez González, 1959-, chinampa historian, Xochimilco, D.F., MexicoJosé Genovevo Pérez Espinosa, 1956-, chinampa farmer, Xochimilco, D.F., Mexico

Laudero -- LauderoBenito Hernández Villagrana, 1939-, mariachi instrument maker, Las Varas, Nayarit, MexicoMaría Guadalupe Hernández Curiel, 1984-, mariachi instrument maker, Las Varas, Nayarit, Mexico

Los Verdaderos Caporales de Apatzingán -- Los Verdaderos Caporales de ApatzingánRicardo Gutiérrez Villa, 1931-, director, violin, Apatzingán, Michoacán, MexicoTaurino Duarte Murillo, 1963-, arpa grande, Apatzingán, Michoacán, MexicoPolito Juárez Barragán, 1954-, vihuela, Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, MexicoIsidoro Morfín Martínez, 1929-, jarana, Apatzingán, Michoacán, MexicoManuel Pérez Morfín, 1949-, violin, Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico

Mariachi Tradicional Los Tíos -- Mariachi Tradicional Los TíosMayra Alejandra Hernández Salcedo, 1988-, dancer, cook, Villa Purificación, Jalisco, MexicoGustavo Salcedo Gutiérrez, 1961-, vihuela, mechanic, Villa Purificación, Jalisco, MexicoSalvador Salcedo Sánchez, 1937-, guitarrón, carpenter, Villa Purificación, Jalisco, MexicoHéctor Uribe Castillo, 1978-, dancer, blacksmith, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MexicoJuan Zavalza Sánchez, 1940-, violin, carpenter, Villa Purificación, Jalisco, MexicoFidel Zavalza Lepe, 1981-, guitar, carpenter, Villa Purificación, Jalisco, Mexico

Milperos Maya de Campeche -- Milperos Maya de CampecheElsa María Dzul Cahuich, 1967-, milpa farmer, cook, Bolonchen de Rejón, Campeche, MexicoAlejandra Vera Uc, 1967-, milpa farmer, cook, Bolonchen de Rejón, Campeche, MexicoJuan Leonel Cahuich Ramírez, 1964-, milpa farmer, beekeeper, Bolonchen de Rejón, Campeche, MexicoGerónimo Uc May, 1962-, milpa farmer, beekeeper, Bolonchen de Rejón, Campeche, MexicoGerónimo Alfredo Uc Vera, 1999-, children's games, Bolonchen de Rejón, Campeche, Mexico

Mujeres de Xocchel, Artesanía de Henequén -- Mujeres de Xocchel, Artesanía de HenequénCelsa María Iuit Moo, 1939-, henequen fiber weaver, Xocchel, Yucatán, MexicoSara Carolina Pool Matú, 1992-, henequen fiber weaver, Xocchel, Yucatán, Mexico

Son de Madera Trio -- Son de Madera TrioRamón Gutiérrez Hernández, 1967-, guitarra de son, singer, jarocho instrument maker, Xalapa, Veracruz, MexicoPatricio Hidalgo Belli, 1966-, singer, jarana musician, Minatitlán, Veracruz, MexicoRubí Oseguera Rueda, 1976-, dancer, México, D.F., Mexico

Tapetes de Teotitlán -- Tapetes de TeotitlánMaría Sosa Luís, 1955-, weaver, cook, Teotitlán de Valle, Oaxaca, MexicoJoel Vicente Contreras, 1959-, weaver, Teotitlán de Valle, Oaxaca, MexicoMarcela Vicente Sosa, 1985-, weaver, Teotitlán de Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico

Téenek (Huastecos) -- Téenek (Huastecos)Mariana Crisóstomo Zapata, 1964-, dancer in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoHilaria Martínez Santos, 1991-, dancer in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoMaría Concepción Méndez Orta, 1942-, dancer in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoMaría Juana Santos Miramontes, 1965-, dancer in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoBernardino Martínez Santos, 1988-, flier in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoRodrigo Martínez Zapata, 1961-, flier in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoJuan Reyes Méndez, 1961-, flier in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoManuel Reyes Crisóstomo, 1983-, flier in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoBenigno Robles Reyes, 1963-, director of Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, MexicoJuan Miguel Santiago Reyes, 1938-, musician, flier in Palo Volantin ceremony, Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Wixárika (Huichol) -- Wixárika (Huichol)Alejandro Severiano Carrillo Carrillo, 1952-, craftsperson, Mezquitic, Jalisco, MexicoAnselmo Carrillo Moreno, 1972-, craftsperson, Mezquitic, Jalisco, MexicoMacario Matías Carrillo, 1952-, craftsperson, El Nayar, Nayarit, MexicoJosé Santos Carrillo Carrillo, 1944-, musician, Mezquital, Durango, MexicoCristóbal Carrillo de la Cruz, 1948-, musician, Mezquital, Durango, MexicoLucina Carrillo Carrillo, 1990-, craftsperson, Mezquital, Durango, MexicoSusana Carrillo López, 1970-, craftsperson, Mezquitic, Jalisco, MexicoDemetria de la Cruz de la Cruz, 1979-, craftsperson, Mezquital, Durango, MexicoMarcelina López de la Cruz, 1961-, craftsperson, Agua Aceda, Nayarit, MexicoBasilia Muñoz de la Cruz, 1956-, craftsperson, Tepic, Nayarit, MexicoJaime Carrillo López, 1978-, president of the Wixárika Union's Vigilance Committee, Mezquitic, Jalisco, MexicoRamón de la Cruz Carrillo, 1935-, marakame, shaman, El Nayar, Nayarit, MexicoEleuterio de la Cruz Ramírez, 1971-, Wixárika Union president, El Nayar, Nayarit, MexicoFrancisco González de la Cruz, 1957-, Wixárika Union secretary, Mezquital, Durango, MexicoFelipe Serio Chino, 1978-, Wixárika Union secretary, Tuxpan de Bolaños, Jalisco, MexicoJuan Ortiz de la Cruz, traditional governor

Tequila Caballito Cerrero, Fábrica Santa Rita -- Tequila Caballito Cerrero, Fábrica Santa RitaMiguel Claudio Jiménez Vizcarra, 1950-, owner, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoJavier Alfonso Jiménez Vizcarra, 1955-, owner, Zapopan, Jalisco, MexicoJavier Alfonso Jiménez Terán, 1985-, manager, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2010, Series 3
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59f2ce950-59c1-470a-8e33-ef6deae57469
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ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2010-ref25

Kal Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides)

Creator:
Müller, Kal, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
39 Film reels (color, 16mm)
29,095 Slides (color, 35mm)
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Slides
Place:
Melanesia
Vanuatu
Pentecost Island (Vanuatu)
Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
Banks Islands (Vanuatu)
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Date:
1968-1974
Summary:
Kalman "Kal" Antal Muller is a photographer and author who spent several years during the late 1960s and early 1970s living with and documenting kastom (in Bislama; tradition or custom, in English) communities in Vanuatu, an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The Kal Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides) consists largely of unedited reels of 16mm film and 35mm photographic slides that Muller shot on multiple trips to the Banks, Malekula, Pentecost, and Tanna islands from 1968-1974. Supplementary textual materials include correspondence, production records, and published articles related to Muller's time in Vanuatu.
Scope and Contents:
The Kal Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides) contain Muller's extensive visual documentation of traditional Ni-Vanuatu practices, including Small Nambas funerary practices; ceremonial dances and preparation of kava by followers of the John Frum movement on Tanna Island; yam harvest and preparation; and the naghol (land dive) carried out by the Bunlap community on Pentecost Island. The bulk of the collection consists of unedited reels of 16mm film and 35mm photographic slides that Muller shot on multiple trips to the Banks, Malekula, Pentecost, and Tanna islands from 1968-1974 with support from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, the National Anthropological Film Center, and National Geographic. The collection also contains supplementary textual materials, such as correspondence between Muller and E. Richard Sorenson, production records, and published articles related to Muller's film projects. The collection also includes a small number of photographic slides taken in Hong Kong.

Films and slides are organized in separate series by format, then by geographic region/film project.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
Kalman "Kal" Antal Muller is a photographer and author who spent several years during the late 1960s and early 1970s living with and documenting kastom (in Bislama; tradition or custom, in English) communities in Vanuatu, an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Born in Hungary in 1939, Muller moved to the United States at age twelve. He first visited Vanuatu in 1966 following a sailing trip across the Pacific. As he developed ties with Ni-Vanuatu communities, Muller filmed and photographed traditional practices on different islands across the archipelago, including the Banks, Malekula, Pentecost, and Tanna islands. Muller filmed the naghol (land dive) carried out by the Bunlap community on Pentecost Island, resulting in the film Land-Divers of Melanesia, a collaboration with Robert Gardner and the Harvard Film Study Center. Muller also performed the naghol himself and wrote about the experience in a 1970 article for National Geographic, "Land Diving with the Pentecost Islanders," which was illustrated with his photographs. His time in Vanuatu provided Muller with material for other published pieces featuring his photographs, including a second story for National Geographic and several articles in the Journal de la Société des Océanistes. His photographs and films of kastom communities garnered interest and support from several cultural anthropologists at the time, including E. Richard Sorenson and Alan Lomax, as well as from NIH scientist D. Carleton Gajdusek.

From 1973 to 1975, with backing from Sorenson and Gajdusek, Muller also spent time with the Wixárika (Huichol) community in San Andrés Cohamiata, Jalisco, Mexico, and shot extensive film footage focusing on Wixárika religious practices.

Muller completed a PhD in Modern Language and Literature with a Major in French from the University of Arizona in 1973. Since 1976 he has lived in Indonesia, mainly Papua, where he went on to write English-language guides to traveling and diving in the region. He has also worked as an art dealer and promotor of Komoro sculpture, and as an advisor on indigenous history, culture, and social development to Freeport, a mining company operating in Papua.

Sources Consulted

Dalton, Bill. "Dr. Kal Muller: Champion of the Kamoros." 2014. Accessed February 28, 2022, https://web.archive.org/web/20210613082307/https://www.baliadvertiser.biz/kal_muller/.

Jolly, Margaret. Women of the Place: Kastom, colonialism, and gender in Vanuatu. New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2002.

Muller, Kal. "Land Diving with the Pentecost Islanders." National Geographic, December 1970.

Muller, Kal. "Taboos and Magic Rule Namba Lives." National Geographic, January 1972.

Tabani, Marc. "The Carnival of Custom: Land Dives, Millenarian Parades and Other Spectacular Ritualizations in Vanuatu." Oceania 80, 3 (November 2010): 309-328. https://www.jstor.org/stable/20877382.
Related Materials:
Kal Muller's film footage and photographs focusing on the Wixárika (Huichol) community in San Andrés Cohamiata, Jalisco, Mexico, are also held by the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA.1989.03, Kal Muller films of Jalisco).
Separated Materials:
A group of Muller's photographs taken in Mexico was received by the archives with the Vanuatu materials; those photographs were interfiled with HSFA.1989.03, Kal Muller films of Jalisco.
Provenance:
Films and a portion of the slides were received from Kal Muller and the National Institutes of Health in 1974 and 1975. An additional group of slides was received from Kal Muller in 2019 (accession 2019.21).
Restrictions:
Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

Some of this material contains sensitive content and is not available for access. Please contact the repository for more information.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ni-Vanuatu  Search this
Citation:
Kal Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides), Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1975.01
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Kal Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91baf9def-d7dd-4fba-a1bb-15673ffe4588
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1975-01
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Kal Muller films of Jalisco

Creator:
Müller, Kal, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound silent, 16mm)
Linear feet
Video recordings
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound films
Place:
Central America
Jalisco (Mexico)
Date:
1973-1975
Scope and Contents:
Edited film and footage focused on Huichol religious ceremonies as practiced by the Huichol of San Andres Coamiata, Jalisco, Mexico.

Supplementary materials: associated texts, still film, annotations (recorded narratives), field notes.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Bulk of materials received from Steven Dreben 1989. Video of edited film received from Hollywood Home Entertainment in 1993. Reels of edited film received from Thomas Perry in 2007.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Music  Search this
Art  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Religion  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Kal Muller films of Jalisco, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.03
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Kal Muller films of Jalisco
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f1462c37-2d1f-4506-afae-2790deaf0427
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1989-03
Online Media:

Robert M. Zingg films of the Huichol and Tarahumara

Creator:
Zingg, Robert M. (Robert Mowry), 1900-1957  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (79 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1835 feet)
Linear feet
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
North America
Mexico
Date:
1933-1934
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of footage shot by anthropologist Robert Zingg in Northern Mexico. Collection also contains related publications.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Transferred from the Center for the Study of Man, National Museum of Natural History in 1982.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Robert M. Zingg films of the Huichol and Tarahumara, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1982.10
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Robert M. Zingg films of the Huichol and Tarahumara
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f8e38b83-90bc-4085-8237-25c602390786
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1982-10

Man in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 004 in mounted on 010 in x 009 in)
Container:
Box Mex:5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00837900

NAA MS.4523
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount in album
Place:
Mexico -- Nayarit ?/Jalisco ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Genin Coll BAE 4523 00837900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Genin Coll
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b80479fd-8f3e-4c55-b78a-8d9cda8162d1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref10031
Online Media:

Man in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 010 in x 009 in)
Container:
Box Mex:5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00838000

NAA MS.4523
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount in album
Place:
Mexico -- Nayarit ?/Jalisco ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Genin Coll BAE 4523 00838000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Genin Coll
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw301d457c0-4c9c-4aa1-9b6b-7ac81f93f38c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref10032
Online Media:

Man in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 010 in x 009 in)
Container:
Box Mex:5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00838101

NAA MS.4523
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount in album
Place:
Mexico -- Nayarit ?/Jalisco ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Genin Coll BAE 4523 00838101, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Genin Coll
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3091c98da-b6fe-4e1f-afdf-6d48beada7b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref10033

Man in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 010 in x 009 in)
Container:
Box Mex:5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00838102

NAA MS.4523
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount in album
Place:
Mexico -- Nayarit ?/Jalisco ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Genin Coll BAE 4523 00838102, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Genin Coll
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw318a5e795-b42a-462a-b3e3-ed999b2ead63
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref10034

Man in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 010 in x 009 in)
Container:
Box Mex:5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00838201

NAA MS.4523
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount in album
Place:
Mexico -- Nayarit ?/Jalisco ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Genin Coll BAE 4523 00838201, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Genin Coll
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw374ce6300-d65c-40c2-ad2b-6cc98bf2505e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref10035

Man in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 010 in x 009 in)
Container:
Box Mex:5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00838202

NAA MS.4523
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount in album
Place:
Mexico -- Nayarit ?/Jalisco ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Genin Coll BAE 4523 00838202, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Genin Coll
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a1f84d0b-8db5-4183-bf4a-59efec49afec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref10036

Girl in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 005 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 4
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00800300
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Nayarit ?/Jalisco ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Huichol NM 4869 00800300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Huichol
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3083ff983-8f07-474c-9e73-f4a029067a05
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9612
Online Media:

Portrait of Man in Native Dress and Wearing Straw Hat

Creator:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (006 in x 008 in mounted on 008 in x 010 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00800400
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Mexico -- Nayarit ?/Jalisco ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Huichol NM 9899 00800400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Huichol
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37dc437ae-bd05-4836-b66d-d3f452fba6f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9613
Online Media:

Gobernador's Burned God House Showing Nelaika (Painted Stone Disc) with Mountain Lion Design

Creator:
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (006 in x 005 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 6
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1938
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00800500
Local Note:
Restricted
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Jalisco -- Guadalupe Ocotan
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Huichol NM 164789 00800500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Huichol
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bf37986c-5b92-47e3-9902-8a9e546eee82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9614
Online Media:

Map of Territory Occupied by Huichols (After Lumholtz)

Creator:
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (007 in x 009 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 6
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00800600
Local Note:
Restricted
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Jalisco ?/Nayarit ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Huichol NM 164789 00800600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Huichol
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw311edc637-016b-4677-908d-270dcaccd510
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9615
Online Media:

Deer Shrine with Ceramics and Tsikuri (God's Eye)

Creator:
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (010 in x 008 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 6
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1938
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00800700

OPPS NEG SI.47751
Local Note:
Restricted
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Jalisco -- Guadalupe Ocotan (Five Miles East)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Huichol NM 164789 00800700, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Huichol
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw394a7fb96-ec39-48dc-8c96-e8d1afc24c66
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9616
Online Media:

Ceremony, Peyote Festival

Creator:
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 010 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 6
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1938
Scope and Contents:
Dancers in Costume Led by Devil Man Wearing Rooster Feathers with Bamboo Rattles
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00800800

OPPS NEG SI.47751A
Local Note:
Restricted
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Jalisco -- Pochotita
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Huichol NM 164789 00800800, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Huichol
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d2a3a53a-858c-4747-816f-92be1d6dcb17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9617
Online Media:

Ceremony, Peyote Festival

Creator:
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (010 in x 008 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 6
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1938
Scope and Contents:
Two Tenanches (Women) Grinding Peyote Cacti with Stone Metates; Devil Man in Costume with Deer Tail Handing Gourd Bowl to Them
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00800900

OPPS NEG SI.47751B
Local Note:
Restricted
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Jalisco -- Pochotita
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Huichol NM 164789 00800900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Huichol
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw317b3cc75-fca6-4ca2-acad-925cdb7621a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9618
Online Media:

Ceremony, Peyote Festival

Creator:
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Myers, Edwin Forgan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 010 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 6
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
MAY 1938
Scope and Contents:
Leader of Tenanches (Rich Widow) in Costume with Painted Face and on Temple Steps
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00801000

OPPS NEG SI.47751C
Local Note:
Restricted
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Jalisco -- Las Latas/Temple Of Our Elder Brother
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Huichol NM 164789 00801000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Huichol
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3de55dfd3-a1dd-46a9-8df0-c0ec2a3b9415
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9619
Online Media:

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