blue khadag

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When a family of nomadic, Mongolian herders moves into a new ger (circular felt tent) they tie a blue silk scarf, called a khadag, at the apex of the roof, where chimney smoke goes out and light comes in.

Family and friends are then invited to a feast of boiled goat’s innards served with dried milk curds, boiled cheese, yoghurt and cream. All this is washed down with copious amounts of salty milk tea, traditional fermented mare’s milk and vodka.

(2005)

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