Musée des confluences

Himalayan Festivals: the Last Kalash people

photo d'une femme Kalash et son bébé à l’intérieur d’une maison

Temporary exhibition, 23 October 2018 to 1 December 2019

Room 13

The exhibition presents the Kalash people, a community in northwest Pakistan that has a sacred relationship with the natural world. These goatkeepers and cereal farmers foster a genuine relationship with a multiplicity of gods and spirits, making them the last polytheistic society in the Himalayan Arc.

From solstice to solstice, the seasons follow one another in this exhibition, true to the Kalash’s cyclical conception of time.

Femme et bébé à l’intérieur d’une maison. La fumée du foyer et la lumière passent par le trou de la cheminée. ©H.Nègre