“Small groups of wild horses were reported through the 1940s and 1950s in an area between the Baitag-Bogdo ridge and the ridge of the Takhin-Shaar Nuruu (which, translated from Mongolian, means ‘the Yellow Mountain of the Wild Horse’), but numbers appeared to decline dramatically after World War II. The last confirmed sighting in the wild was made in 1969 by the Mongolian scientist N. Dovchin. He saw a stallion near a spring called Gun Tamga, north of the Takhin-Shaar Nuruu, in the Dzungarian Gobi (Paklina and Pozdnyakova 1989).”
For collection 2014 we travelled with the Wild King. From the Ural, through Mongolia and gazed him in the eyes at the spring called Gun Tamga.
Upper and sole: leather (partly vegetable tanned), horse hair from Northern Ostrobotnia
Heels: Birch from Northern Ostrobotnian forest