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Bamboo Calendar
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This specific calendar has a wealth of signs and is therefore special among the museum’s collection of Muong calendars. Before 1945 these calendars were widely used by Muong. Since then they gradually changed to the modern Solar Calendar. However, the traditional calendars are proof of useful astronomical knowledge among the Muong. Not all aspects of this knowledge are yet clear to us and research needs to be continued.

History of the Object
The calendar was made by Mr. Om between 1925- 1930. He was a person with a thorough knowledge of astronomical phenomenons.

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Type
Other 
Materials
Bamboo 
Measurements
Width 1 cm. Length 30 cm.  
Creator name
Bui Van Om 
Creator date
1897-1959 
Where it was made
Vietnam; Hoa Binh 
Geography
Vietnam 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; 1925 - 1930 
Function
This calendar was used by the Muong to calculate the time and the position of the sun, moon and stars for agricultural purposes as well as for important social events. 
Acquisition
This bamboo calendar belonged to Mr. Om, a Muong living in Hoa Binh province. After he died, his son used it and in 1997 the museum purchased the calendar from him. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, State property of Vietnam. 
Museum
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology 
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