30,000 exhibits of Central Highlands people collected by retired police officer

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văn hóaLast update 13:31 | 16/06/2017

In the past tens of years, Colonel Dang Minh Tam, former officer of the Lam Dong Provincial Police has overcome various difficulties going to rural villages to collect artifacts related to traditions, rituals and lifestyles of ethnic minority people in the Central Highlands in an attempt to preserve the soul of the ethnic minorities amid the “international integration” wave and “cultural artifacts drains”.

The number of artifacts of ethnic minority people in the Central Highlands collected by Mr. Tam has reached tens of thousands.

The “throne” of Elephant’s King. According to its owner, before hunts for elephants in the forest for domestication to serve people, young men from the villages had to ask Elephant’s King for permission. The King would then sit on the throne to perform several worshipping rituals.

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