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  • Polina Fedorova, About Leather and Its Uses 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Polina explains how people processed sheep’s skin and what items were made from different kinds of leather. In the past, people first cleaned a sheep’s skin and put it on a specially prepared cow’s pelt in the shade to let ...
  • Konstantin Naktanov, About Leather and How Kalmyks Slaughter Sheep 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    A short interview with Konstantin about processing pelt and killing sheep. Konstantin: When I was a child I used to soften pelt. Processed pelt was beaten with a stick and then softened by rubbing with both hands. Darina: ...
  • Alexei Naranov, About Leatherwork and Crafts 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Alexei talks about manual pelt processing, the use of leather in clothing, as well as about blacksmiths and saddles. Darina: Do you have craftsmen in your family? Alexei: I made things myself. Also, my mother used to process ...
  • Aleksandr Koshevoi, Bortkha 

    Kovaeva, Bair; Churyumov, Anton (2016-03-09)
    Aleksandr says that usually it takes up to a month and a half for him to produce a single bortkha, which is a vessel to keep alcohol or milk products such as liquid yoghurt. In the past when it was used widely, a bortkha ...