Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Крымские татары Crimean Tatars Tatarzy
Today little text and more sketches of my imaginary fabulous horsemen of the southern Russian/Ukrainian steppes - the Crimean Tatars (Tatarzy, Крымские татары ) - especially of the 16-17thc centuries (XVI-XVII).
In Polish horse culture many words have their origins in the culture of these steppe people - my favorite is 'bachmat' - sometimes bigger, other times smaller, but strong, fleet, compact and especially brave Tatar warhorse.
Please note they are unfinished sketches.