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Mongolian eagle festival

Posted by rod - 31.10.2013

Mongolia is a fascinating country with lots of history and traditions. One of these traditions is the annual eagle festival deep within the Altai mountain range. The festival is quite an experience, the Kazakhs of Mongolia who have train their eagles to hunt for foxes and rabbits compete against each other during the festivities. Amongst the prizes to be won are for the fastest eagle and traditional Kazakh dress. Ahmed Zulkamal had the opportunity to experience the festival and took these amazing photos.

via Boing Boing

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Albert Kahn – Mongolia photos

Posted by rod - 07.06.2012

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If you have been following CreativeRoots since 2009 you may still remember the book “The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn“. These incredible photos from 1913 depict the life in Mongolia back in 1913 and are from the same Albert Kahn collection.

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Mongolian Village

Posted by rod - 21.10.2011

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If you are wondering around Hong Kong’s harbor front between the 4 November and 31 December you should check out the Mongolian Village. The Mongolian Village will be set into a winter wonderland aimed to evoke Mongolia’s landscape and traditional Mongolian nomadic lifestyle.

The Mongolian Gers (tents) will operate as pop-up retail spaces, displaying the new limited edition Mongolian Collection by Shanghai Tang.

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The last nomads of Inner Mongolia

Posted by rod - 21.07.2011

The last Nomads of Inner Mongolia

The last nomads of Inner Mongolia

The last nomads of Inner Mongolia

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Self-taught anthropologist-photographer A Yin is documenting his home province of Inner Mongolia to capture the last of the nomads there. He had a very interesting interview over at the NY Times blog. Here is a little sniped about the above images.

“From 1998, I started to photograph the last Mongolian nomads. I could tell that the culture was fast disappearing. I chose a place — the Uzhumuchin grassland — where there were glimpses of that culture and moved there. I lived in a town where there were just gers [tents, also known as yurts]. There were no paved roads. The climate was harsh. I’ve been living there for the past 12 years. I opened a small photo studio. I’m in that town half of the year; the other half, I live with nomads. I’ve become friends and become so close to them. That’s how I get such intimate pictures.

I have some 200,000 rolls of film of their lives now. I have to keep on documenting.”

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8 incredible images of Mongolia

Posted by rod - 21.06.2011

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I have been quite fortunate to have traveled around Mongolia whilst on my way from Russia to China on the Trans Siberian Express. Mongolia is a land with lot of faces, from the lush green meadows and the sand dunes of the Gobi desert, to the urban city life of Ulaanbaatar. The images above are great representation of this beautiful country. via plentyofcolour

Have you traveled to Mongolia?

 

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The Lords of the Taiga – Mongolia

Posted by rod - 30.08.2010

“Highly distinct from the steppe grasslands found in much of Mongolia, the habitat classified as taiga, dominated by forested areas and high tundra, forms the northern-most tip of Mongolia, providing home range for the world’s southern-most indigenous reindeer herders.

Inhabitants of the Eastern Sayan region, where North Mongolia meets Tuva Republic, share common genealogy, language and traditions but the events of the past set them apart by borders, the Dukha being the only ones remaining outside Russian Federation. The land of nomadic Dukha – Tsaatan in Mongolian, meaning roughly ‘with reindeer’ – is one of the most isolated and austere places in the Northern hemisphere._
Today, the Dukha represent Mongolia‘s smallest ethnic minority, with approximately 45 nomadic households herding reindeer. Their spiritual traditions are powerfully defined by shamanist beliefs and among the most enduring in the world. They are, to varying degrees, facing threats to their cultural survival – transitions to market-based economies, tourism, global warming, language loss and assimilation into the dominant majority.” Story published in National Geographic Turkey. Photographed by Uluc Kecik

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Mongolian Musicians

Posted by rod - 27.06.2010

A little collection of Mongolian Musicians. I love their costumes and the Morin Khuur Mongolian horse-head fiddle. Images via wikimedia, gazetteonline, unesco, koreatimes, nmgnews

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Chants Mongols et Bouriates

Posted by rod - 25.04.2010

“This is another cross-sampling of regional music, specifically recorded in Mongolia and Buriatia in 1967, 1968, and 1970 in the course of field work organized in the frame work of the Protocole d’Echanges Culturels between France and Mongolia, and as part of an exchange program with the Academy of Sciences in the USSR.” via honeycombhive

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Mongolian Communist poster

Posted by rod - 02.04.2010

Mongolian Communist poster created in 1974 showing a Mongolian man in a traditional hat. via

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Vintage Mongolian stamps

Posted by rod - 23.02.2010

Vintage Mongolian stamps: Click onto the image to see it larger. via mongolculture

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MAGIC LAND OF BURYAT-MONGOLIA

Posted by rod - 11.11.2009

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The Magic Land of Buryat-Mongolia album is specially made for guest and  tourists to the Republic of Buryatia. The album is writen in three languages: Buryat ((in cyrillic and mongolian vertical script), russian and english. Designed by Dmitry Galsan

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Genghis Khan, DNA

Posted by rod - 02.09.2009

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Genghis Khan, DNA created by Carmichael Lynch found via adsoftheworld.com

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Genghis Khan

Posted by rod - 24.06.2009

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Genghis Khan was the emperor of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. You can read more about the histroy of Genghis Khan on Wikipedia.

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Dirt Ollies Mongolia

Posted by rod - 19.04.2009

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Dirt Ollies Mongoli. Found via vaporsmagazine.com

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Mongolia

Posted by rod - 30.03.2009

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The Mongolian Flag and Coat of Arms. Found via Wikipedia

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