Photographic Exhibition

The Mews Gallery, 269 Portobello Road, London

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It was on
Thu 12th Dec 2013 to
Mon 6th Jan 2014

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Where:The Mews Gallery, 269 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Monday to Friday: 12.00 - 18.00
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About the event

Artist and designer Beshlie McKelvies’ photography exhibition at The Muse gallery, documents the Kazakh Eagle hunters in their glory and will endeavor to tell their stories. Real life stories of a humble, wise people who have fought courageously against political, geographical and social persecution in order to live their lives as their ancestors have done for centuries.Living a nomadic existence since the 19th Century, the Kazakhs have tamed and trained one of the planets deadliest raptures, the Golden Eagle. The Berkutchi (the name given to the Kazakh hunters) who use the “Kings of the Sky” have lived in equilibrium with the Golden Eagle population for as long as falconry can be traced back. It was said that Genghis Khan had 5,000 Golden Eagles in his private army. Golden Eagles, trained correctly are capable of hunting down and maiming even wolves. The exhibition will blend photography, exquisite textiles, Cashmere woven and hand block printed with motives, colours and stories from these remote lands.

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