Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow VIII

Salvete Omnes,
i ostatnia cześć felietonu imć Ziętarskiego -  Pod namiotami Beduinów - z Jeździec i Hodowca - 
 

 

 
Valete 







Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow VII

Salvete Omnes,
kontynuacja rozważań imć Ziętarskiego o koniach Beduinów - o asil Kuhailan, Saklawi, U'Bajan, Hamdani, Hadban, Munighi i Dzilfan - z felietonu w Jeździec i Hodowca o podroży do Beduińskich stad pustyni. 






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Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow VI

Salvete Omnes,
i kolejna odsłona felietonu 'Pod namiotami Beduinów' Bogdana Ziętarskiego,  - i znów Kuhailany, ale tym razem już powrót do Europy z nabytym jakże cennym materiałem hodowlanym.
z czasopisma Jeździec i Hodowca, Ad 1931:






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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow V

Salvete Omnes,
[in Polish]
w dzisiejszym fragmencie felietonu imć Bogdana Ziętarskiego z czasopisma Jeździec i Hodowca występuje przyszła 'gwiazda' polskiej hodowli koni czystej krwi arabskiej ogier Kuhailan Haifi , choć glownie dowiadujemy się o gościnności Beduinów Ruala, roli wielbłądziego mleka i czarnej kawy, przy okazji o istnieniu instytucji niewolnictwa wśród Beduinów w latach 1930tych, i przede wszystkim możemy się zaznajomić z rodowodem słynnego gniadosza z gwiazdką na czole. 


 

 



opis pierwszego spojrzenia na ogiera i negocjacji gwoli  Kuhailana Haifi oraz innych koni od szejka Kalif al Aouad, z plemienia Ruala (lub Rouallah) w następnym odcinku.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow IV

Slavete Omnes,
[in Polish] - Kanikuła w toku:
cześć IV felietonu Bogdana Ziętarskiego z podroży wraz Carl'em Raswam'em po konie do Beduinów Syrii i Iraqu (Jeździec i Hodowca, 1931).
Milej lektury:


 

 

 

 
Valete

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Grunwald 1410-2020

Salvete Omnes,
 
today's date - 15th of July - or the date of the battle of Grunwald is still very important for the Polish collective memory, traditions and history  (also in the memory of Belarus - known as Бі́тва пад Гру́нвальдам,  and Lithuanian - known as Žalgiris ).
 
Priest Jan Długosz, Wieniawa coat of arms and the most important Polish XV century chronicler, wrote a detailed  account of the battle  - in the link the English translation from de re militari site.

I would like to point that  the allied army under king Wladyslaw III Jagiello included between 1000 to 3000 Tatars of the Golden Horde under their emir Saladin Jalal al Din son of khan Tokhtamysh. At that time this princeling was a refugee from the civil wars inside the Horde and had been a vassal to prince Vitold of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In fact, in 1411 Jalal al Din made his claim to the throne of the Golden Horse and did become the khan of the Golden Horde, albeit for a very short period.
 
The end of the XIV century was the time of the trek and settlement of various  groups of Muslim Tatars under their emirs and mirzas in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. They became one of the most frightful subjects within the realm and some of their descendants  live in eastern Polish Republic today.

 Vae victis

It took several more wars and the Reformation to finally end the Order rule in the Baltics, the state became secular duchy ruled by prince Albrecht Hohenzollern and as the so called Ducal Prussia the humble vassal to the Polish kings, this status lasted until AD 1657... ( I will not bore you with the details as you can easily read more on many Wikipedia pages devoted to the Prussia's history ).
So let us remember the event, its symbolic significance, marvel at the art devoted to its memory and pray for the souls of our ancestors.
 
Valete!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow III

Slavete Omnes,
[in Polish]
- cześć III felietonu Bogdana Ziętarskiego z podroży wraz Carl'em Raswam'em po konie do Beduinów  Syrii i Iraqu.
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Valete!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow II

Salvete Omnes,
[in Polish]
cześć druga felietonu Bogdana Ziętarskiego (z Jeździec i Hodowca) o wyprawie do Beduinów -
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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow I

Salvete Omnes,
[in Polish]
wspominany już wczesniej na blogu Bogdan Ziętarski w latach 1920tych poznał i następnie korespondował ze słynnym znawcą konia rabskiego Niemcem Carl'em Raswan'em. Właściciel  stada koni arabskich w Gumiskach książę Roman Sanguszko wysłał obydwu panów, Zietarskiego i Raswan'a,  po konie arabskie na pustynie Syrii et Iraq'u (Iraku)  - podroż wspólną rozpoczęli w Budapeszcie  w listopadzie 1930 roku.
W czasopiśmie Jeździec i Hodowca 1931r. Nr 37- 44 okazał  się raczej 'poszatkowany' felieton Bogdana Ziętarskiego z wyprawy, którego to cześć I - z numero 37 - zamieszczam poniżej -


 

 

 

 

 

 
Valete

Friday, July 10, 2020

Allan Houser - Chiricahua artist

Salvete Omnes,
a short entry-   the dog days of summer kind  :
for many reasons - not only because they became the first raiding mounted Indians in what today is United States - I have studied the Western and Plains Apache history and ethnography for may years, especially the early period of the XVII century, and then the post-Spanish Empire, i.e. Mexico and Anglo-American period in the XIX century. Also I visited the Apacheria many times and without any hesitation would read research about their history, traditions or lore (there is a very interesting work about the horse in the Apache and Navajo traditions).
I enjoy good history studies and for leisure I often seek novels where Apaches are part of the story.

But today I like to bring to your attention the works of one of the greatest American XX century artists, Allan  Houser, who himself was a Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache. Son of two Apache families - one traditional Apache via his father Sam Haozous (his wife was a daughter of  was famous war leader Mangas Coloradas, and he was a nephew of that interesting character known to the Anglos as Geronimo) and one mixed Apache and Anglo  via his mother Blossom Wrraten  who herself was a daughter of Annie White and  famous Apache interpret Greorge Wratten.
The linked page is a devoted to his life and art,  while some of his works are available on wiki commons - they show horse, or rather ponies and they are lovely rendered.


 
 

 the Smithsonian offers several  photos of Houser's mural work and a little biography

these two images attached below  come from the Houser Facebook page and fall under their copyright limitations



 

 there is this video about the sculptural works exhibited in Round Rock, Texas.
Or you can borrow a book from the Archive world library about Allan Houser - by  Rushing Jackson from 2004. Or for your pleasure  a horse fiction book by Ann Nolan Clark titled Blue Canyon Horse - with multiple illustrations by Allan Houser, done in his very distinctive style; or see your local library - :) .

Finally,  while surfing the net you can see and study much more of Allan Houser's works, in paintings, sculpture or drawing.
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