Plying in Mongolia

Next in our journey around the spinning world is Mongolia. I found this wonderful clip of a woman singing and plying in a Mongolian yurt.

The spindle and the technique looks similar to the ones in Nepal I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. The spindle is quite long with a top whorl and she starts the spinning by rolling it against her thigh. She looks quite happy and, frankly, so would I, spinning in the coziness of a yurt.

ETA February 19th 2020: A follower contacted me today and told me that the lady is Kazakh. She is singing in Kazakh and the decorations in the yurt are typically Kazakh. Her dress is also more Kazakh than Mongolian.

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4 Replies to “Plying in Mongolia”

  1. I need help in unraveling this mystery. My sister-in-law sent me this lovely wooden sculpture of a seated mother and child with what appears to be a spinner; it actually has a thread coming out of the end of the conical shape. She found it in a thrift shop and it made her think of me… does you know the country of origin (I’m thinking Mongolia???) and how the spinning contraption works? I have photos I could share with you but don’t know Hiw to attach them here.

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