Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Крымские татары Crimean Tatars Tatarzy

Hello friends,
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.


Kadrinazi said...

Just discover this post :) Second drawing is great!

Mariusz Strzelecki said...

Świetne obrazki :)

Dario T. W. said...

Dziekuje - Wesolego Nowego Roku!

Unknown said...

Great artwork and great blog! I was wondering, what is the garment on the archer on foot? it looks like a kuntush/kaftan but worn in a weir way. Where is the other sleeve?

Dario T. W. said...

thanks for your comment and many thanks for the good word! The noble warrior in kontusz over his kaftan (the first color image) ?? - well, I just did not paint the other sleeve.