The Secret History of Mongols, one of the oldest surviving Mongolian-language historic and literary works, has been illustrated on 108 meter long felt appliqué and presentation of the artwork to public was held today on the Sukhbaatar square.
The company called “Craftsmen of Khan Khentii” in Umnudelger soum of Khentii province initiated this project and craftsmen from Mongol originated nations including Inner Mongolia, Tuva, Buriat, Khalmig and Kirgiz engaged in the creation.
108 m felt, 110 m white fabric, 120 eyeleteers, 120 needles, 20 000 m camel wool thread and over 100 liter paint of 32 colors were used for the appliqué.
The artwork was created with aim to inherit felt embroidery applique, a traditional handcraft of Mongols to future generations and it depicts people’s lifestyle and customs and traditions of Chinghis Khaan era. Traditional Mongolian animal herding, movement and shaman ritual were displayed on the felt applique with inclusion of the images of petroglyphs, deer stone and national ornaments.