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- see more information about - Traditional costumes of Mongolia and History of Mongolian traditional art and artwork

Motifs of the Mongols

1,3,7,10 Ever Ugals - horn-like pattern
2 Argali Ugals - cap pattern
4 - 5 Ulsii Utas - mascot strings
6, 13 Puusuu Khee - Chinese symbols
- ornaments on silk
8,9,14,15 Alkhan Khee - lobster pattern on men's deel
11,12 Khermel Kheemuud - simple patterns on yurt netting

Motif of the Buryats

1 pattern on shoot protection
2 - 8 pattern of articles made from wool or leather
9 - 13 pattern in the form of engravings on metal
14 - 15 pattern in the form of drawings on wood

Patterns of haircord carpets from Kazakhstan "Tekemet"

1 - 2 Kosmois - overcrossing of horns in pairs
3 - 7 pattern on border - Syrmak -haircord carpets
8 - 9 Tarmakty Mjuis - branched horns
10 - 15 pattern on border

Pattern of haircord carpets from Kazakhstan

1,2,6,9,10 pattern of the central panel
3,4,5,7,8 auxiliary pattern

Pattern on hailess carpets of the Kazakh people

1,3,4,5 rpattern of the central panel
2, 6 pattern of the Baskirs

Pattern of the Kyrgyz people

1 - 8 pattern of filt covers for saddles
9 - 10 pattern in drawings on wood
11 - 12 pattern in engravings on metal
13 - 16 pattern on carpets

Pattern of the Bashkirs

1 - 19 stylized representation of scrolls and horns

Pattern of the Yakuts

1 - 7 pattern in embroideries
8 - 9 mosaic on a bellow (wooden vessel)
10 - 12 patttern on birch bark

Animal motifs of former inhabitants of the Higher Altai
(Kurgan from Pasyryk)

1 - 2 cocks - application on tray and leather
3 elk - application on leather
4 bird gryff tearing an elk to pieces
5 "usdetschnaja" psalia

Pattern of the Altai-Kumandins

1 - 10 pattern on leather harness
11 pattern on wooden plastic

Pattern of the Altai-Kumandis

1,4,5,7,8,10 Kaima - pattern on women's clothes
2,3,6 Kaima - pattern on men's clothing - horsblankets and little wooden cases Kartschik
9 pattern on the ritual bowl from Urjak-birch bark
1,8,10 pattern on raw linen, cloths, and flower strings
9 pattern on wood and copper (incrustations)

Pattern of the Tuva people

1 - 2 punched pattern on saddle cover
3 - 9 pattern in applications and embroideries
10 - 12 pattern on metal
13 - 14 pattern in wooden plastic
15 - 17 pattern in bones and metal plastic

Pattern of the Khakass people

1 - 7 pattern in applications and embroideries
8 - 11 pattern in wooden plastic
12 - 16 pattern in bones and metal plastic

Pattern of the Tartar people of Kasar

1 - 8 pattern in wooden plastic
9 - 13 pattern in silvering and metal stamping
14 - 16 pattern in mosaic technique on leather
Pattern of the Udeghe people (Udihe)
Tungus-tribe in the region of the Amur river

1 -10 embroidery on coat and coat sleeve
11,12,14-17 pattern on leather shoes
13 pattern on the protective cover of a shamans' drum

Pattern of the Udeghe people (Udihe)
Tungus-tribe in the region of the Amur river

Drawings and representations on shamans cosumes,
shoeas, and bands

Outer graments of the Turk-Mongolian nomads

1 summer coat of Buryat and Mongolian girls
2 fur coat made from sheepskin of a Mongol (Baiten)
3 Buryat women's coat
4 Buryat girls' coat
5 Tsegdyk - sleeveless costume of the Kalmuk and Altai women
6 Terleg - costume of well-off Kalmuk and Altai women
Pattern of the Tungus caftans and vests

Patterns of the lower Tungus caftans and vests


Vests of the Tungus and neighbourin peoples

1 - 3 Evenks
4 Yakuts
5 Udegei shaman
6 Ultchen
Tungus pattern of the Western Buryats

1 pattern on the lower part of the coat
2 pattern on pouch and bags
3 pattern on gloves
4,6,7 pattern on leather and felt objects
5 pattern on shoot protection
8 pattern on knitted stockings

Pattern of the peoples from the lower Amur river
"horn of the ram"

1 + 2 pattern on pouch and bags made from fish skin of the Nanaizes
3 - 5 pattern on coats made from fish skin of the Ultchens
6 patternof trousers made from fish skin of the Niwchens
7 + 8 pattern on coat pockets of the Nanaizes und Niwchens
9 + 10 pattern on lower part of the coat of ther Negidalzes
Chines patterns of the Rurk-Mongolian nomads

1 cloud - Mongols, Tuvins, Buryats, Khakass and Tatars
2 - 6 palmettes - Mongols, Tuvins, Buryats, Khakass and Tatars
7 - 10 cors-like rosettes - Mongols, Buryats, Kalmuks, Tuvins, Altai people, and South Kirghiz
11 - 14 patterns interwined with each other - Mongols, Buryats, and Tuvins
15 - 17 flowers, leaves, and plant shoos - Mongols, Buryats, Tuvins, Khakass, Bashirs, Karakalpaks (Uzbeks), South-Kirghiz, and Tatars
18 - 20 lucky string - Mongols, Buryats, Kalmuks, Tuvins, and Altai people
21 - 23 "Tshoch" - coin-like pattern - Mongols, transbaikal Buryats, Kalmuks, and Tuvins
24 symbol of "Yin-Yang" - Mongols, Buryats, Kalmuks, Tuvins, Tatars, Bashkirs, Karakalpaks (Uzbeks), and Kazakhs
25 symbol "Shou" - Mongols, Buryats, Kalmuks, Tuvins, Altai people, and South Kirghiz
26 - 28 variants of the mander - Mongols, Buryats, Kalmuks, Tuvins, Tatars, Bashkirs, Karakalpaks (Uzbeks), and Kazakhs
29 - 31 dragon motifs - Tuvins, Altai people, Transbaikal Buryats, Mongols, and South Kirghiz

Lucky symbols of the Chines from the Tsin Dynasty (221 BC)
extant among Mongols and Manchurians

1 + 6. ba
2 old musical instrument
3 infinite knot
4 - 5 amulet
7 fish
8 ring with cloud pattern
9 decorative band loop
10 small head of a luck-bringing sceptre

Pattern of the Negidals
Tungus tribe in the North

1 - 7 pattern on coats for holy days
8 - 9 pattern on footwear
10 pattern on carpet made from bird's feathers
11 - 15 pattern on tray and leather (bags, pouch and cases)

Shaman costumes of the Orochs

a coat
b headgear
c shoes
d belt
e breast scarf

Pattern of the Bashkirs on basic commodities

1 decoration on women's shoes "Saryk"
2 embroidery on blanket for a women's saddle "Czeprak"
3 pattern on purse
4 pattern on cover for harness "Nakidka"
5 children's boots
Winter headgear of the Tungus-Manchurian
and Turk-Mongols

1 + 3 Nanaizes
2 + 4 Nivkhens
5 + 9 Buryats
6 Tuvins
7 Kalmuks
8 Bashkirs
10 Mongols
Drinking pouch made from leather of the Mongols

1 Arsat - puch for incense
2 Dashmag - leather pouch
3 Eeemegtej - leather pouch for women
4 Osnoi guja - leather pouch for men
5 Khetevtch - purse
6 Bulten - Bulten pouch
7 Khonog - Khonog pouch
8 Borvi - elbow pouch
9 - 12 Bortogo - big pouch

Metal hanging of the Turk-Mongolian tribes

1 - 5 Tuvins
6 - 7 Mongols

Metal hanging of the Nanaizens

English translation Hermelinde Steiner

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