Life of Mongolian Nomads and Mongolian Fur

If you are not familiar with Mongolian culture then you are in for a treat because it is one of the most unique cultures in the world that is almost forgotten and unknown. For more specific details, you can read:

How do Mongolian Nomads Live

Their lifestyle is quite simple without too much worry about the modern world. They live in harmony with nature and take care of their animals. Did you know that livestock outnumbers Mongolia’s population of 20: 1? Meat and animal products are relatively cheap in Mongolia because of this.

Studies have shown that Mongolian nomads who live in the countryside are healthier, have a better immune system and are overall happier, although they live far away from the luxury of modern technologies and convenience.

Researchers show that family ties and stronger communities are one of the main reasons why some people live longer, are healthier and happier.

Usually, the nomadic way of life involves doing manual work such as looking after the flock of sheep, animals, making sure they are well fed and maintained. The division of labor is quite apparent, where women are mainly engaged in housework and other tasks that do not require much force, while men are responsible for erecting, building things, dismantling horses. etc.

Who are the Mongolian Nomads

Mongolian nomads are people who still live traditions of life with the land and animals. For thousands of years, nomadic tribes lived in the steppes of Eurasia stretching from Hungary to Manchuria. Most often, these tribes warred, married each other, and were in constant contact with each other. It was only in 1206, when Chinggis Khaan or Temujin, united all these tribes and founded the Mongol empire. He later became one of the greatest leaders in history.

However, since the fall of the Mongol empire, descendants of the Mongols and Chinggis Khaan have lived the traditional nomadic way of life throughout Eurasia, and these nomads can be found in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Inner Mongolia and Mongolia.

Shearing Sheep

Some people might wonder whether it is ethical to produce Mongolian fur. Good news because sheep are not necessarily injured during the process of making Mongolian fur.

The sheep are first sheared, which forces them to submit for a few minutes while the nomads shear their wool and their fur. The wool and fur are then transported / collected and sent to the processing plants that clean them.

The material is then sent to other factories that create products and the wool ends up being used for products and merchandise that are sold in the stores.

You will find Mongolian fur throws, pillows, deels, coats, jackets and various other items specifically designed to keep warmth and insulation.

What do nomads do to make a living?

Although money is not an essential part of nomadism, it still contributes a lot to the economy and produces quality materials and goods. From milk to biscuits, wool and fur, Mongolian nomads are an integral part of the economy and supply the population with food, clothing, cashmere, etc.

If you are going to live with nomads, you will realize that they are mixing the game and working together. It’s as if their lifestyle was not necessarily considered “work” but part of their life.

For example, women get up early to care for their livestock, treat them, feed them, and mow sheep for fur, and so on.

Worldwide distribution

Mongolia is still a developing economy, it still has a lot to catch up in terms of competition in world markets, but it is a growing industry and as the world learns more about Mongolia, more and more people opt for Mongolian products and goods.

Cashmere is one of those big trends and Mongolian sheep and fur wool seems to be next, because the quality of Mongolia is almost unmatched.