Last night in my post about finishing my first Mongol deel, I mentioned that my birthday present from Marc was a wicked awesome Mongolian hat (hand sewn in Mongolia – I now have gotten a package from that corner of the world) for my Mongol impression for the SCA. It is simply too cool to not post photos of, so here you go:
Specifically, it’s a hat from the Khalkha people of Mongolia. Hats are of utmost importance in Mongolian culture (indeed, the highest insult is to take off someone’s hat and throw it on the ground), and each ethnic group has its own distinct style. The Khalkha were the dominant group during Genghis Khan’s reign, and their clothing (also unique to each ethnic group) is among the more simplified Mongolian clothes. These reasons, among others, are why I’ve chosen to focus on the Khalkha for my impression. You can learn more about the different ethnic groups in Mongolia here.
Marc and I have been working on my Mongolian deel. We have the lining sewn, and are working on the Read More
Well, I finished sewing my first piece of SCA garb today: my Mongol underwear. Mongol underwear isn't particularly special - Read More