Nomadic Kids

Based on nomadic culture, Mongolians have their library only in their “Tseej erdem” through generations. But this is not just a form of mental recognition. Erdem itself means “Knowledge through intelligence”. Nomads educate their children with practical daily life-based activities that one day will allow them to acquire Erdem about a different aspect of life. This knowledge should stay in their “Tseej”, meaning that it’s in their intelligence.

First of all, it’s because of their lifestyle. Nomads move 2-4 times a year, and its reason lies with a deep philosophy corresponding to their environmental intelligence. They don’t stay in one place to use all the grass and destroy the land. Instead, they move from place to place, and this way the environment stays sustainable and wild eternally. Additionally, their animals nourish with a new and fresh pasture when they change the place.

Nature is the supreme of everything. All knowledge comes through the understanding of nature and its phenomena. Authentic nomads call and see their god as the sky. Bluish and deep space correspond to their innermost beauty. That’s why we can see praises, songs, poems, artworks, and legends about the sky in all ages throughout their history. Children first learn this philosophy of sky and nature from their parents. It’s very natural that kids start to have close contact with their domestic animals. Once kids realize the connection between nature and animals, they start to learn their role for this connection. Parents teach their kids about all this through their songs, poems, tales, and games.

Life is harder than the city-based civilizations there. But they grow strong. They grow in a totally different way in many senses. More intuitive, free-minded, often they are called as wild, but wild in a sense of free-minded, they know what is the limit and not to harm others and nature. Nomadic kids are aware of their environment around, and the relationship between animals and all the livings.


Our Vision

I recalled my grandparents’ visions about nature. Humble and inspired greetings to milky stars and misty mountains, breathing the fresh morning air with the earth’s caring spirit, touching the great silence of winter nights, and riding the winds on horseback. These values start to call me back strongly towards what I have experienced in my childhood in the Altai mountains.

Everything there is tied to mother earth. As time passes and with the changing world, we have followed. There is nothing bad about following the changing worlds but we need to keep these deep values that we have learned and experienced with our nomadic grandparents. I know that is what our mother earth hopes for us. That is why I started Mongolian Handicrafts.

I started to develop more respect for natural things like fabrics, foods, lifestyles, etc. On the other hand, I started to refuse synthetic, nylon, and anything that comes out of petrol.

Wool is sustainable and renewable. Naturally, yaks, camels, sheep, goats, and other domestic animals are growing their hair, and depending on where they live, they develop different types of wool. Some are itchy, but some are soft like silk. Specially cashmere and pure yak down. Any wool becomes softer and less itchy by its usage. Because wool is an alive substance. It feels the wearer and creates an affinity towards mother earth.

In the end, I would suggest people re-experience the wool world and respect its mystic characters while using it.