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  • Danil and Sergei Orusovs, About our family relics 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2017-10-01)
    When the Kalmyks were sent into exile, Danil and Sergei’s father took with him a statue of Buddha, a rosary, and a sutra. In Siberia he kept these objects, hiding them carefully. Today these family relics are kept by Danil ...
  • Viktor Sandzhiev, about my family relics and folk healing methods 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-06-16)
    Many Kalmyks use family relics as healing implements. Viktor says that in his family they have several relics, including a statue of Buddha, a gold coin, a rosary and a wooden cup with a silver rim. The statue is old, at ...
  • Sanal Bovaev, about my family relic, a gold coin 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-05-04)
    Sanal talks about a gold coin of 1847 coinage that his brother uses to cure skin rashes. Their mother also used the same coin to cure people. The coin was inherited from their grandmother who received it from her husband.
  • Rimma Badmaeva, about a family relic 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-04-22)
    Rimma talks about a statue that she keeps at home as a relic: In our family we keep an old statue of Green Tara, which has the following history. One of our distant ancestors had no children. Wishing to have one, he went ...

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