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Keeping With The Old In China


In the idea of keeping with the old, a group of herdsmen from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have set out on a trek that will take them 300 kilometers on fur snowboards.

A tool used by the ancient people of the region, it is suggested that the fur snowboard has been in use for at least 10,000 years. As the name implies, it is made partly of fur. The snowboards are made from pine and horsehide.

The group is using the trip to promote the preservation of the old ways and as a way to further the development of winter sports in that region.

Photo Credit: 罗布泊 [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]

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