Falcon and Tazy – a Living Chronicle of Harmony

10 December 2021

The idea of including falconry in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, preparatory work for which is now underway in our country, goes back to the aesthetic origins of this ancient tradition representing it as an integral part of the intangible heritage of our ancestors. It is deeply symbolic that this is taking place in the year of the 30th anniversary of sacred independence the motto of which is “Turkmenistan – the Home of Peace and Trust”.

Living in harmony with the surrounding world, our people wisely measured the laws of their life with it. The ancient pillars of the community of our ancestors with the world of their habitation are based on the culture of respect, the art of efficient use and the tradition of harmony. Such a spiritual and moral norm was inherent in many formulas of human existence, one of which is hunting with birds of prey.

the Chairman at the National Falconers Society of Turkmenistan. Photos: Sergey MIRZOYEV