Berkut Jesses and Glove in Mongoli

Date Created: 03 July 2008

Author: Alan Gates

Source: Alan Gates

Owner: Alan Gates

Location: Western Mongolia

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A Berkuts jesses are known as "Ayak bau" and consist of strong anklets with woven straps attached. At the ends of these are often a small woven hole or small metal rings to attach them to the leash. The arm is protected with a long sleeved mitten rather than a fingered glove. This is because of severe cold in winter, the "Bijalia" as it is known is often lined with warm padding or fur. For more information on Mongolian Berkutchi visit

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