Jenisbek & Kherem

Jenisbek & Kherem by Lola Akinmade Åkterström Arkivpigmenttryck / Foto medium: motivmått: 67 x 50 cm (inramat mått: ca 84 x 65 cm) Upplaga 75 large: motivmått: 104 x 78 cm (inramat mått: ca 120 x 90 cm ) Upplaga 18 Papper: Hahnemühle Photo Rag 500g signerad och numrerad *Galleriet rekommenderar gråbrun ram med Artglass


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Eagle hunting can be traced back to a forgotten kingdom in Central Asia, where direct descendants of Genghis Khan settled by the Aral Sea until encroaching Russian Empire forces compelled them to flee to the lawless region of the Altai Mountains in Mongolia.

Then, when the Soviet Union and China established borders either side of them early in the 20th century, the Kazakhs became cut off from their homeland and were unable to return.

They continued to live as semi-nomadic herders in Western Mongolia, where traditional pastimes such as hunting with golden eagles continued, passing from one generation to the next. Since such practices were suppressed in Kazakhstan during Soviet rule, Bayan-Ölgii became the sport’s nucleus.

“For a Mongol, it’s pride thing to train racehorses. For Kazakhs, their pride is in training eagles to hunt,”

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