The great classic of Mongolian literature, “Mongoliin Nuuts Tovchoo”, known in English as the “Secret History of the Mongols” is being recreated in felt – 100 meters of it!
Felt is an intrinsic part of traditional Mongolian life – as it is what keeps the Mongolian “ger” (yurt) warm during the icy winters.
Handicraft artists from Khentii Province are already sewing the giant “Secret History” using the traditional “zeeg” stitch. In their huge work the artists are trying to depict the hero of the “Secret History”, Chinggis Khaan himself, as well as the life and tradtions of Mongolia. The felt masterpiece will depict traditional patters from Mongolia’s past including the famous deer stones and the images from cave paintings. So far the the Khentii handicraft team have sewed on 20 meters of felt. After they finish, their “Mongolian Nuuts Tovchoo” is expected to go straight into the World Guinness Records.