After a shocking dream, I felt the breath of mother earth and started to really believe in “Divine mother” or anything called “Mother spirit”, and “Mother Earth”.
I recalled my grandparents’ visions about nature. Humble and inspired greetings to milky stars and misty mountains, breathing the fresh morning air with the earths 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 learnt and experienced with our nomadic grandparents. I know that is what our mother earth hopes from me… That is why I started Mongolian Handicrafts.
Not only in my mental world, but also in my emotions and intuitions, I started to develop a great 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.
There is nothing “alive” in synthetic wool, and it develops a mass production which destroys many local handicrafts. Fashion designers should care about more natural fabrics than their designs. We can wear more fashionable synthetic clothes, but can we realize how we are “unconscious” about what’s going on with our mother earth. I think it’s much more than that…
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 their usage. Because wool is an alive substance. It feels the wearer and creates an affinity towards mother earth.
I realize that most wool products are mixed with other nylon, cotton or synthetic. Mixing with cotton is fine, but I other unnatural fabrics should not be mixed with natural fabrics, especially with wool.
In the end, I would suggest people, to re-experience their wool world and respect its mystic characters while using it.