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“The Secret History of the Mongols“ depicted on felt applique in Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- "The Secret History of the Mongols," one of the oldest surviving Mongolian-language historic and literary works, has been illustrated on felt applique and the artwork was presented to the public here Wednesday.

The work has been embroidered on 108 meters of felt applique with the help of special technology and decorative embroidery and was exhibited in Ulan Bator's central square.

It depicts Mongolian traditions such as animal herding and shamanistic rituals, as well as national ornaments, deer stones and petroglyphs.

The "Craftsmen of Khan Khentii" company in Umnudelger soum of Khentii province initiated the project and craftsmen from various Mongolian regions created it.

The main goal of the project is to pass on the tradition of felt embroidery applique, a traditional Mongolian handicraft, to future generations and to illustrate the lifestyle and traditions of the Chinggis Khaan era.

"For the applique we used 108 meters of felt, 110 meters of white fabric, 120 eyeleteers, 120 needles, 20,000 meters of camel wool thread and over 100 liters of paint in 32 colors," said J. Narantuya, an initiator of the project.


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