Zamudin Guchev of Maykop makes Adygei folk musical instruments. In his hands, he holds a traditional Adygei violin used by Adygei people up to the 19th century.
People used to play this two-string violin everywhere, from wedding parties to funeral processions.
The violin was mostly used to play background music.
Zamudin’s collection of traditional Caucasian musical instruments.
A present from Africa.
Musical instruments of the peoples of the North.
Old Adygei mats.
Back then, they were used to keep the house warm and now their main purpose is decoration.
During Zamudin’s travels around the republic, he met people who taught him how to make traditional mats by himself.
Adygei mats are made of cane, Dagestani mats are made of dry grass and wool threads. In Kirgizia, people make them out of reed.
Zamudin gives lessons in weaving traditional mats to local children and is happy that Adygei traditions are going to be preserved by next generations.