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  • Polina Fedorova, About Men's Hairstyles 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Polina says that Kalmyk men had long hair until the mid-19th century. When she was a child, men, however, had short haircuts. She says men did not spend much time in front of the mirror looking at themselves and combing ...
  • Polina Fedorova, About Girls' and Women's Hairstyles 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Polina talks about several topics, including the differences between girls’ and married women’s hairstyles, rituals performed on the bride’s hair during a wedding, and about some wedding rituals. Polina says that after a ...
  • Larisa Shoglyaeva, Kalmyk Hairstyles 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (2018-03-31)
    In this short interview Larisa talks about hairstyles.Question: Can you talk about Kalmyk hairstyles? Larisa: I do not know much about hairstyles of the past. I only can tell you about Siberia and the present. Why do you ...
  • Konstantin Naktanov, About the First Haircut 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (2018-03-31)
    In this short interview Konstantin talks about the ritual of the first haircut among the Kalmyks. Konstantin: There is one Kalmyk tradition. When a child reaches a year, he has his hair cut. Only a certain person can do ...

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