While we were at the animal camp this fellow came riding in. They were making a movie and he was one of the actors. It was really fun to watch.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
The entire camp was surrounded by this fence. It has these point to keep the evil spirits away. The blue scarves are good luck.
This is the Shaman camp. Shamanism has been a part of Mongolian culture since 1,000BC. Evidence of it also exists in the Eskimo culture as well as the Indian culture of North and South America. Shamanism is alive and well in Mongolia. Our neighbor has her apartment cleansed regularly so we have heard the bells and the drums.
These girls were getting water and taking it to the cook house. All the water had to come from a well that was quite a walk. They had a little cart to put their jugs in. I am so thankful we don't have to haul our water. We would certainly use a lot less if we did.