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Subject: Батыр 'hero' warrior horseman
Culture: Kazakh Turk
Setting: Dzungar wars, Kazakh khanate 17-18thc





Context (Event Photos, Period Sources)

* Vykhodchenko 2014-08-06 online (interviewing Kaliolla Akhmaetzhan)
​"Batyrs were a particular social stratum. They only deal with military affairs, employment other business was considered a disgrace. The profession batyr passed down from generation to generation, from father to son. A boy born in a family of knight, was bound to become a warrior. If a young man was not willing to engage in military affairs, he was condemned by others, as batyrs defended their land against external enemies and maintained internal order."











Costume

​* Sichel 1986 p51
"Men's folk costumes from the Mogilev area consists of linen trousers and a shirt, as well as a wrap-over coat with a stand-up collar, known as a karakin, in grey wool for winter made of natural coloured linen for summer wear."
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Shield

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Crop

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Pouch

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Jewelry

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Shoes

* Sichel 1986 p51
​"Both men and women wear lapti, which are shoes made of the inner bark of trees or from tree fibres. The woollen [sic] or linen bands wound around their feet and calves are held on by cord or thonging."