GOODS AND PRODUCTS REFLECTING THE ASPECTS OF TRADITIONAL CULTURE OF NOMADS
The main characteristics of Mongolians’ traditional way of living is to ensure the good harmony between human and nature, and lead an environment friendly living by protecting nature and keeping the balance of natural recovery process. The custom of nomadic way of life is minimalistic but a quality living which allows nomadic families to be in self-sufficient in the healthiest food products in an ecologically pure environment, and preserve the nature and habitats without any ecological footprint. Mongolian people have passed down their traditional walk of life, knowledge and experience to its generation by generation on how to look after their livestock moving between pastures and make a living on the yields of their traditional five snouts and overcoming the harsh climates period of four seasons of the year
For the nomadic people, their traditional five snouts are not only the means of living but the part of their pride in beauty and adornment. Therefore, the content, materials and design of cultural products are often closely linked to their livestock. Moreover, the festivals and weddings of the nomadic people have played an important role to spread its culture, and its unique tradition and customs and cultural items are nowhere else in the world apart from Mongolia.
Mongolians make almost everything such as clothes, rugs and toys from their livestock’s fur, wool and cashmere for supplying their needs. They create it by using their traditional valuable handcrafting techniques with a deep and symbolistic meaning in applying health and environmentally friendly processing methods.
For instance: Interlocking puzzles are designed to develop intelligence in children including their development of small muscles in the arms and harmless as they are made with health-friendly raw materials such as wood, bone and animal skin etc.
Fine technologies for extracting and processing wool and cashmere, which is softest, most luxurious and environment friendly material in the world, has also been traditionally inherited from the living of nomadic living and culture. In modern days, high quality cashmere products have been produced in a variety of color and designs thanks to the introduction of advanced technology and fine equipment.
Galleria Ulaanbaatar Shopping Center, which is located in the heart of the metropolitan city, has become a popular spot for foreign and domestic tourists since the goods and products reflecting the aspects of traditional living and culture of nomadic people have commercially centralized there.