Friday, May 16, 2014

Central Asian Dogs and Falconry

First, a wonderful film from Kyrgizstan-- in English!

Next, an amazing album of photos by our friend Jutta, who traveled there this spring. I have already posted a few of her photos.

Another film, from Turkmenistan. Notice the smaller Sakers there, more like Prairie falcons than Gyrs. The style of hunting is much like ours, only they use camels (and wear rather different hats).

The next video is on Vimeo and I don't know how to imbed it so will just give a link. It is Soviet- era and not the best quality, but has some glimpses of local falconry I have not seen anywhere else.

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