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  • Praying to Tengri: A Demonstration of Traditional Kazakh Rituals

    Camera: Nadya Ellerhorst, Eve Moore
    Editing: Nadya Ellerhorst

    For more than 5,000 years, Kazakh nomads worshipped Tengri, an all-encompassing god and a personification of the universe. In a demonstration of Tengrian traditions, textile artist Azhar Altynsaka opened the Soul of Tengri pop-up program with Aqty arnau rituals to cleanse spaces, greet spirits, and protect people and animals from disease.

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