Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

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Created: 2015-02-15 14:27
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: In spite of the universal education that the state provides to children, the role of domestic education remains important for what Kalmyks call ‘growing up to be a Kalmyk’ which prepares children for adult life in society. Folklore, beliefs, practices related to pastoralism and hunting, and many other kinds of knowledge are taught in the family environment through various games. Games, however, are not exclusive to children. For adults, games also bear educational, entertaining, aesthetic, and bonding significance. Many traditional games reinforce social norms and values. Dramatic social, cultural, and economic changes that took place in Kalmykia over the past century, however, have reshaped and re-prioritized many aspects of traditional domestic education as well as social values, which can be also seen in the changing pattern of games. Here you can view and listen to stories about traditional games that are rapidly losing their popularity and educational significance.
 

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Alena Lidzhieva, About Games

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Alena talks about traditional games, including khorma khotn, tsagan monda, mongn bus, nyarn shinj, and games played with ankle bones. Tsagan monda was a game played at night by...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 12 Jun 2015


Alexandra Nastaeva and Pupils of Secondary School No 12, Games With Ankle Bones

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At the beginning Alexandra explains the rules of each game in the video to the pupils. The game called ‘Shoot out’ is played by two teams, consisting of two to four players in...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 25 Apr 2015


Alexandra Nastaeva and Pupils of Secondary School No 12, Traditional Games

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‘Dugrul’ is a game played by boys of about the age of 10. The player hits a whirligig with a whip so that it whirls. In the past, this game was used as training for future wolf...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 2 Jun 2015


Anatoliy Safinov, Ankle Bones

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In his childhood Anatoliy played with ankle bones. First, the ankle bones were polished with a stone and then a small hole was made in the middle of each ankle bone which were...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 8 Jun 2015


Anna Azvanova, About Children's Games

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In the past children played with ankle bones. My father was very good at weaving whips. In Siberia he worked in a factory that produced felt boots. In Siberia there were no toys,...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 19 Jul 2018


Bulgun Lapsina, About Toys of My Childhood

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Bulgun reminisces about toys in her childhood.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 11 Sep 2018


Bulya Nyudeeva, Games

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Bulya explains how to play the following games: ‘silver belt’ (a game played with a belt), ‘khorma khotn’ (a pulling game) and ‘dule modna’ (a game with a ball).

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 16 May 2015


Dzhidzha Araeva, About Children's Games

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Dzhidzha talks about two games that she played in her childhood, namely ‘shaga’ and ‘tsagan modn’. The former involves ankle bones, and the latter is a game played in the evening....

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 19 Jul 2018


Ivan Mengleev, About Children's Games

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Ivan talks about a game with ankle bones and explains how to make playing balls from cow’s hair.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 21 Aug 2018


Ksenia Kardonova, About Children's Games

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In childhood we played a lot. I had male and female dolls, I sewed clothes for them, fed them and played weddings. Interestingly, we distinguished them by khoton, this is our...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 6 Jun 2018


Maria Lidzhigoryaeva, Children's Games in Siberia

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In Siberia Kalmyk children played with ankle bones. Ankle bones needed to be prepared for games first by drilling a small hole inside and filling the bones with melted lead. It...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 11 Aug 2016


Nikolai Ubushaev, Baglik Sho: Letter Blocks

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Nikolai says that Vladimir Baglikov, who is a physicist, created a new game with wooden blocks with Kalmyk letters on them. Nikolai himself improved the game which can be used in...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (GAMES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 19 Dec 2016


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