Udihe

Yegdige in a silk gown

An Udihe tale about the silk gown hero: a man dressed in red silk from head to toe, with bells sewed on his gloves. Wherever the silk gown hero goes, people can hear his bells ring. One day, he meets a beautiful curvy witch and marries her. The tale narrates their adventures.

Recording: Udihe videos were recorded by Maria Tolskaya, some with participation of Elena Perekhvalskaya, in 2006 in the village Krasnyy Yar and in 2011 in the village Agzu.

Image credit: Illustration by Gennadii Pavlishin (1974) from a collection of Udihe folk tales (V. Kialundziuga, “Dva solntsa”. Khabarovsk).

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