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  • Galina Kotinova, Kalmyk Ornaments 

    Churyumov, Anton (2016-10-12)
    Galina shows a book titled The Kalmyk Traditional Ornaments by Grigoriy Vas’kin where all the pictures were drawn by Galina herself. She says that Kalmyk ornaments could be floral, geometric, zoomorphic, cultic, astral and ...
  • Alesya Kalmykova, Traditional Ornaments 

    Churyumov, Anton (2017-03-11)
    Alesya says that Kalmyk ornaments could be of various shapes and styles, including geometrical, zoomorphic, floral, astral and alphabetic. Geometrical shapes are the oldest among them and are usually used in traditional ...
  • Alesya Kalmykova, A Master Class in Sewing Zeg Ornaments 

    Churyumov, Anton (2017-03-13)
    In the beginning Svetlana Batyreva, a Kalmyk scholar who studies art, gives a short talk and introduces Alesya Kalmykova. Svetlana says that Kalmyk dress is different from those of other peoples. The dress of Western Mongols ...
  • Alena Lidzhieva, About Felt Making and Felt Yurts 

    Dovurkaev, Karu; Churyumov, Anton (2015-06-12)
    Alena talks about how felt was processed in the past. Women gathered together, spread out sheep’s wool on the floor and beat it continuously with sticks. Afterwards the wool was sprinkled with water and rolled up. The roll ...