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Jizong Collection

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Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Village is located in Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, which is one of the 18 counties in Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. G.yung 'brug (b. 1985), a native of Rgysa bzang Village, recorded the stories presented...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 27 Jan 2016


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ARCHITECTURE)

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The nomadic lifestyle requires mobile dwellings and structures. The traditional dwelling of the Kalmyks is called ger or ishkya ger (felt yurt), which is widely used among various nomadic peoples of Central and Inner Asia. Easy to assemble and transport, durable as well as lightweight, the ger...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 27 Sep 2015


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ART)

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Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 9 Mar 2016


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ASTROLOGY, LITURGY AND PRACTICE)

   29 media items
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Kalmyk Buddhism – a notion contested by some Kalmyks but supported by others – is the traditional religion of the Kalmyks. By absorbing elements from shamanism and other religions, Buddhism in Kalmykia, a place geographically distant from other Buddhist centres, have developed not only a distinct...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 6 Apr 2015


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND FAMILY TREES)

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In Kalmykia, autobiographies are not only stories about one's life but they often include details about the narrator's kinsfolk, ancestors, and native home. Convergence of personal and tribal identities can be seen not only from autobiographies but also from daily activities and interactions such...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 10 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BIRTH)

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Birth related rituals consist of three stages: pre-birth (conception and pregnancy), the birth itself and post-birth rituals. Pre-birth rituals are performed as a way of asking the gods to grant the prospective parents children and in ensuring a healthy pregnancy for the mother. During pregnancy...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 11 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUDDHIST RITUALS, HOLIDAYS AND PILGRIMAGE)

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In Kalmykia all national holidays, including the Tsagan Sar, Ur Sar, and Zul, are celebrated both as national and religious holidays. On these days people hold celebrations at home and go to a temple. The ritual of calling in the Buddha Maitreya is another Buddhist holiday performed annually in the...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 3 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (BUZAVA)

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The Buzava people are a later formation among the Kalmyk sub-ethnic groups which consists of the descendants of those who have left the rest of the Kalmyks and migrated to the Don region to become Cossacks. This migration started in the 17th century and continued up until the 1760s. In the first...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 14 Mar 2015


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CARPENTRY and BONE CARVING)

   8 media items
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Wood is essential material for producing implements that sustain the livelihood of nomadic Kalmyks, including the wooden framework of the yurt, furniture (beds, trunks, chests and tables), containers, utensils, saddles, whips, tobacco pipes, musical instruments, toys and many others. Types of wood...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 9 Mar 2016


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

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Although separated territorially from the rest of the Mongolian world, contemporary Kalmyks continue to practise customs common among other Mongolian groups. Many Kalmyks honour their tradition and perform various rituals that preserve and perpetuate kinship links. The main aim of clan rituals is...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 2 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DAILY ACTIVITIES)

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A day in a traditional Kalmyk family begins with the opening of the curtains to let light in, cooking breakfast, and attending to the family altar. It is usually the young bride's duty to wake up first, cook, look after the household, put offerings on the family altar, and go to bed last. During...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 16 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

   12 media items
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Dances are an inseparable part of life for many Kalmyks. No single celebration, a holiday, a major family event, or a party is held without dances. In Kalmykia the most widely performed dances are those performed by individuals or couples, although some dances may be performed in groups. In the...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 19 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DERBET)

   22 media items
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The Oirats, ancestors of the Kalmyks, participated in the campaigns of Chinggis Khan and his descendants as military units. There is a widespread view among Kalmyk scholars that the names of these units turned later into various ethnonyms such as Derbet (cavalry), Torghut (guards of the khan's...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 10 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DRESS)

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Suited to nomadic life, traditional costumes reflect not only the climatic conditions of Kalmykia but also the history of interaction between the Kalmyks with their neighbours, the Russians, Cossacks, and various nationalities of the Caucasus. Unlike other Mongolian groups, the Kalmyks wear unique...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 8 Feb 2017


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (EPOS JANGAR)

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The heroic epos Jangar, known for centuries across Eurasia, is a unique epic creation of the Mongolian peoples. There exist three national versions of the epos, one among the Kalmyks (in Russia), another among the Western Mongols (in Outer Mongolia) and the third among the Oirats of Xinjiang ( in...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 11 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FAIRY TALES)

   28 media items
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The Kalmyks have a rich fairy-tale tradition. Fairy-tales were composed by tuulchi, or story tellers, who lived in great numbers in Kalmykia until the mid-20th century.
In the study of Kalmyk folklore there is a convention to divide fairy-tales into the following genres: magical, heroic, every-day...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 15 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FAMILY RELICS, INHERITED SKILLS AND GIFTS)

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People with unusual skills and gifts are often described in Kalmykia using the following expressions: ‘he/she is repeating his/her clan’ (tohman durajana), ‘characteristics of his/her clan is showing up’ (tohmn’ tachana), or ‘he/she is keeping up with his/her clan’ (tohmar kooh). As these...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 20 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FAMILY STRUCTURE AND RESPECT OF KIN)

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In Kalmyk culture the father represents the whole family and takes all-important decisions. The mother's role is to look after the household, bare, and bring up children. Being at the bottom of the family hierarchy, the children are supposed to obey their parents and support them in their old age....

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 16 Sep 2014


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FISHING)

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The Kalmyks have been acquainted with fishing for a long time. Not a key branch of the traditional economy, this occupation was usually undertaken by impoverished Kalmyks who had lost their livestock and were in need of other sources of income. By the eighteenth century, however, work migration to...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 31 Mar 2015


Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FOLK MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS)

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Many musical instruments traditionally used in Kalmykia are also common among other nomadic peoples in Central Asia. Having many variations, the shape of these musical instruments has been influenced by the history, lifestyles, geography, and religion of the relevant nomadic tribes. Materials used...

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 19 Sep 2014


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