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Mongolian towering clan who count on REINDEER for food, garments and transport

October 3rd, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • The Tsaatan occupy a subarctic areas in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia relocating around with a seasons
  • They rest heavily on a reindeer regulating their hair for sewing garments and their dung for fuelling cooking stoves
  • Belgian photographer Pascal Mannaerts spent days horse-riding opposite a Ulaan taïga to spend 10 days with them

Becky Pemberton For Mailonline

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It is not usually in Lapland that reindeer are appreciated as a critical partial of life. 

In a heart of a Mongolian plateau there is a winding clan of herders who have depended on them for thousands of years.

Belgian photographer Pascal Mannaerts spent days horse-riding opposite a Ulaan taïga to accommodate with Tsaatan people and request their singular lifestyle. 

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Unique approach of life: Belgian photographer Pascal Mannaerts spent days horse-riding opposite a Ulaan taïga to accommodate with Tsaatan people and request their singular lifestyle

Unique approach of life: Belgian photographer Pascal Mannaerts spent days horse-riding opposite a Ulaan taïga to accommodate with Tsaatan people and request their singular lifestyle

At one with nature: There are 40 families who make adult a Tsaatan clan in Mongolia, nonetheless shrinking numbers of trained reindeer could bluster this community

At one with nature: There are 40 families who make adult a Tsaatan clan in Mongolia, nonetheless shrinking numbers of trained reindeer could bluster this community

The clan live in elementary conditions though a 36-year-old photographer was vacant during their liberality and gratification with their elementary lives The clan live in elementary conditions though a 36-year-old photographer was vacant during their liberality and gratification with their elementary lives

The clan live in elementary conditions though a 36-year-old photographer was vacant during their liberality and comfortable welcome

The clan occupy remote subarctic areas in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia, relocating during a year with a seasons.

Their really existence is entwined with a reindeer, relying on them for milk, cheese and primarily transportation. 

Not usually this, though a Tsaatan use a animal’s hair for sewing clothes, conform their antlers into collection and use their dung as fuel for cooking food on stoves.

‘The clan live in really elementary tents, that are not vast with a whole family staying in each,’ Mannaerts told MailOnline Travel. 

‘The seat is really basic. There were usually dual beds for a whole family, a little kind of wardrobe, a stove, and that’s it.’

Despite their elementary existence, a 36-year-old photographer was vacant during their liberality and a volume of resources they common with him. 

The Tsaatan occupy remote subarctic areas in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia, relocating during a year with a seasons

The Tsaatan occupy remote subarctic areas in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia, relocating during a year with a seasons

Symbiotic relationship: The clan rest on a creatures for their milk, to make garments and for transportation

Symbiotic relationship: The clan rest on a creatures for their milk, to make garments and for transportation

Nothing is squandered and their dung is used as fuel for cooking food on stoves, while their antlers can be fashioned into tools

Nothing is squandered and their dung is used as fuel for cooking food on stoves, while their antlers can be fashioned into tools

‘Getting together with them was an unusual lapse to a quintessential and as a slap in a face, a plea compared to standards that we have in a cultures,’ Mannaerts said.

‘I was vacant to see how they were indeed truly happy. One night, we asked Bolorma, a mother, what creates her happiest in a world. Without hesitation, she replied that this was her children and her flock.’

Mannaerts spent 10 days with a tribe, that is done adult of around 40 families.  And he schooled how their presence is threatened by shrinking numbers of trained reindeer.

Tears before bedtime: A immature Tsaatan lady wails subsequent to a immature reindeer in her tribe, with other creatures fibbing down in a background

Tears before bedtime: A immature Tsaatan lady wails subsequent to a immature reindeer in her tribe, with other creatures fibbing down in a background

The clan have grown a singular bond with a flock of trained reindeer, regulating them to lift effects as they pierce around

The clan have grown a singular bond with a flock of trained reindeer, regulating them to lift effects as they pierce around

 Man's best friend: The trained reindeer have been vital with and interacting with nomads in this segment for thousands of years

 Man’s best friend: The trained reindeer have been vital with and interacting with nomads in this segment for thousands of years

The captivate of civic life has seen many desert a towering lifestyle, though Bolorma confirmed that she would never pierce to a Mongolian capital, Ulaan Bataar.

Mannaerts has spent a final 10 years travelling around a universe with a aim of sum soak in a enlightenment of each segment or nation he discovers. 

This has enclosed operative with African haven seekers in Belgium.

More of his work can be seen on his website. 

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Tribal families live in teepee tents, which Mannaerts pronounced were really little for a whole family to all reside in together 

Tribal families live in teepee tents, which Mannaerts pronounced were really little for a whole family to all reside in together 

The photographer pronounced a tribe's seat is really basic, with usually dual beds for a whole family, a little  habit and a stove - though they seemed intensely happy and generous The photographer pronounced a tribe's seat is really basic, with usually dual beds for a whole family, a little  habit and a stove - though they seemed intensely happy and generous

The photographer pronounced a tribe’s seat is basic, with usually dual beds for a whole family, a little habit and a stove

Reindeer are treated like family members and a immature children are taught to uncover them honour from a immature age

Reindeer are treated like family members and a immature children are taught to uncover them honour from a immature age

Dinner time: Tribeswoman and mother, Bolorma boils reindeer divert to make cheese for a family to use in their meals

Dinner time: Tribeswoman and mother, Bolorma boils reindeer divert to make cheese for a family to use in their meals

Sense of community: Herding tasks are common among a stay and children are taught how to keep them safe

Sense of community: Herding tasks are common among a stay and children are taught how to keep them safe

Using healthy materials: The tribes yurts are done from birch bark, graphic a tribesman chops firewood

Using healthy materials: The tribes yurts are done from birch bark, graphic a tribesman chops firewood

Reindeer coats and skins are used for creation winter garments and accessories, including bags, blankets, boots and mats

Reindeer coats and skins are used for creation winter garments and accessories, including bags, blankets, boots and mats

Not a quadruped for all seasons: Reindeer can't hoop high temperatures so have to be pastured on plains in a summer

Not a quadruped for all seasons: Reindeer can't hoop high temperatures so have to be pastured on plains in a summer

Generous hospitality: A lady offers a photographer a play of Suutei tsai, a normal tainted divert tea

Generous hospitality: A lady offers a photographer a play of Suutei tsai, a normal tainted divert tea

It's time: A lady using after a reindeer nearby to nightfall to move them behind to a stay for milking

It’s time: A lady using after a reindeer nearby to nightfall to move them behind to a stay for milking

Ulziisaihan, daughter of Tsaatan herders, Narahuu and Bolorma, who cared for Mannaerts during his stay Ulziitsetseg, daughter of Tsaatan herders, Narahuu and Bolorma, who cared for Mannaerts during his stay

Daughters Ulziisaihan (left) and Ulziitsetseg (right) of Tsaatan herders, Narahuu and Bolorma, who cared for Mannaerts during his stay

Each night, some-more than 100 reindeer lapse to a stay after a prolonged day walking by a Ulaan taïga to find  food

Each night, some-more than 100 reindeer lapse to a stay after a prolonged day walking by a Ulaan taïga to find food

The Tsaatan normal dress consists of normal Mongolian overcoats and hats, identical to the Khalkh people

The Tsaatan normal dress consists of normal Mongolian overcoats and hats, identical to the Khalkh people


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