#1Pic1Day: Sang Pemburu Elang | The Eagle Hunter (Mongolia, 2009)


The Eagle Hunter (Mongolia, 2009)

The Kazakhs are a minority groups inhabiting the westernmost part of Mongolia, especially in the province of Bayan Olgii. They are predominantly Muslims and still preserve the tradition of eagle hunting. The possession of eagle have been pride for the nomadic people since centuries ago, including Arabian sheikhs who are eager to pay any sum for the highest quality of eagles and falcons smuggled from Mongolia. As for the Mongolian Kazakh, eagles are used as weapon to hunt for foxes, and they got their eagles by kidnapping them from the wilderness. The fur hat wore by Kazakh hunters are made from fur of foxes’ legs they have hunted down. Once a year, Eagle Festival is held in the provincial capital of Olgii to preserve this almost-extinct ancient tradition.

Sang Pemburu Elang (Mongolia, 2009)

Bangsa Kazakh, minoritas Muslim yang mendiami wilayah bagian barat Mongolia (Provinsi Bayan Olgii) masih mempertahankan tradisi berburu dengan elang. Tradisi memelihara elang sudah berusia ratusan tahun dan merupakan kebanggaan bangsa-bangsa nomaden, termasuk para syeikh Arab yang sanggup membayar mahal untuk elang-elang dan rajawali berkualitas terbaik yang diselundupkan dari Mongolia. Bagi bangsa Kazakh Mongol, elang yang ditangkap dari alam liar adalah senjata mereka untuk berburu rubah. Topi yang dipakai para pemburu Kazakh ini terbuat dari bulu kaki rubah yang mereka buru. Setahun sekali, digelar Festival Elang Emas di Olgii untuk melestarikan tradisi kuno yang hampir punah ini.


About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

2 Comments on #1Pic1Day: Sang Pemburu Elang | The Eagle Hunter (Mongolia, 2009)

  1. trnyta org Mongol mata Sipit

  2. Asyraf Niza Nurul Insyirah..our nxt trget in Mongolia :)

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