Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

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.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

People used to play this two-string violin everywhere, from wedding parties to funeral processions.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

The violin was mostly used to play background music.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Zamudin’s collection of traditional Caucasian musical instruments.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

A present from Africa.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Musical instruments of the peoples of the North.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Old Adygei mats.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Back then, they were used to keep the house warm and now their main purpose is decoration.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Preserving Adygei Traditions

During Zamudin’s travels around the republic, he met people who taught him how to make traditional mats by himself.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Adygei mats are made of cane, Dagestani mats are made of dry grass and wool threads. In Kirgizia, people make them out of reed.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Zamudin gives lessons in weaving traditional mats to local children and is happy that Adygei traditions are going to be preserved by next generations.

Preserving Adygei Traditions

Location: Maykop

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