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  • Vladimir Byurchiev, Horn Carving and Processing 

    Churyumov, Anton (2017-03-09)
    Vladimir teaches bone and horn carving in a secondary school in Adyk village. He learnt this traditional craft from Viktor Sataev. The most widespread type of horns used in carving are those of cows or sheep. Compared to ...
  • Viktor Dordzhiev, Bone Carving: Statues, Figures and Chests 

    Ubushieva, Bamba; Kornyakova, Saglara; Babaev, Andrei (2016-04-28)
    In the beginning when Viktor was learning carving skills, he mainly used cow or pig bones. In high school he used a mammoth tusk for his carvings. His first works made from a mammoth tusk are called ‘the Kalmyk wrestling’ ...
  • Viktor Dordzhiev, Bone Carving: Chess 

    Ubushieva, Bamba; Kornyakova, Saglara; Babaev, Andrei (2016-04-28)
    Viktor has been playing chess since childhood. He can carve chess pieces in 10 different ways or styles. The chess pieces that he shows in this video have been carved in a historically informed style from cow and sheep ...
  • Viktor Dordzhiev, About the Craftsmanship of the Kalmyks 

    Ubushieva, Bamba; Kornyakova, Saglara; Babaev, Andrei (2016-04-28)
    Viktor says that in the past Kalmyks could produce everything that was used in nomadic life. He draws attention to the importance of setting up children’s studios to teach traditional crafts. He says his son does Florentine ...

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