Sibirya Araştırmaları Dergisi
Cilt 2, Sayı 5  Güz 2014  (ISSN: 2147-8104, E-ISSN: )

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Shamanism is, briefly, a belief system. Shamans play a role in different areas of life with several methods. During these roles, they carry the biggest symbols on their clothes. The parts of a shaman’s dress have different functions and they help the shaman during the ritual. The clothes of a shaman carry important clues as to the belief system s/he represents. Irons, skeleton designs and bells on the shamans’ clothes are of vital importance for them. A drum is, also, an important symbol and helper for the shaman. The shamans’ clothes and drums are significant during his travels between the worlds. In this study, I will present the names of clothes from different dictionaries and sources and what they symbolize systematically. Within the light of these symbols, I will evaluate the roles of shamans in the social life.
Key Words: Shaman, shamanizm, symbol, dress names.