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World's only woolly mammoth hair hat goes on sale for $10,000
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Good thing he did not make a willie warmer  tinywondering

Quote:By The Siberian Times reporter
09 August 2018
Designed in Russia's coldest region, the unique headgear is tens of thousands of years old - and prickly.
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It is being put own sale by its creator Vladimir Ammosov, 44, a builder from Yakutsk.
The amazing hat is woven from hair from the woolly beast preserved in permafrost since the Ice Age.
It is being put own sale by its creator Vladimir Ammosov, 44, a builder from Yakutsk.
'My relative went to a woolly mammoth graveyard site at Kazachye village in Ust-Yanskiy in Yakutia. 
'He picked up a full plastic bag of woolly mammoth hair and later sold it to me because he needed money. 
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He verified that this was indeed authentic hair from the extinct beasts.
'I kept looking at the bag, wondering what to do with the hair, and then thought why not to try and make a hat? 
'In Yakutia, we make traditional round hats of horse hair, so why not to try and use mammoth hair and to create something truly unique?’
He hired a specialist hat maker to crochet the hate in Yakutian style. 
He also verified with Semyon Grigoryev, director of Yakutia's Mammoth Museum, that this was indeed authentic hair from the extinct beasts.
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He hired a specialist hat maker to crochet the hate in Yakutian style. 
'This was the prickliest hat I have ever worn,’ said the expert.
'It is completely odourless, but unlike, say, bisons, woolly mammoth had really rough hair. 
'Wearing the hat felt like I was having a head massage'. 
Traditionally round crocheted hats made of horse hair are for men to wear on special occasions like the Yakutian news year holiday or Yhyakh - at the summer solstice.  
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Semyon Grigoryev, director of Yakutia's Mammoth Museum. 
'We believe these hats are worn by men; I think it cones from older times when such hats were worn under warriors helmets,’ said Vladimir.
'But since we live in 21st century, I don't see any problem with a woman or a child purchasing and wearing the hat.' 
Maria Kim from Megino-Kangalassky district, who makes traditional horse hair hats, said: ‘People who wear them say that the constant feeling of skin massage helps with blood pressure and normalises headaches
.’
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#2
It's rather fetching, although I think Wallfire's suggestion is a good one and certainly ideal for any of our
favourite kilt-wearing members.
tinyhuh

When those highland winds start whistling around one's Trossachs, a length of mammoth-hide would
surely bring a smile to any would-be moorland-traveller.
tinyhuh
The itch would be the price to pay, of course.
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A Willie Warmer,,,, smallrofl

Yes, @BIAD  could you just imagine the Itch, what if there were Little Frozen Prehistoric Fleas?  tinywhat
Once A Rogue, Always A Rogue!
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(08-11-2018, 06:22 PM)guohua Wrote: A Willie Warmer,,,, smallrofl

Yes, @BIAD  could you just imagine the Itch, what if there were Little Frozen Prehistoric Fleas?  tinywhat

BIAD would just think they're dandruff and just like Ally Sheedy's character -'Basket-Case' in 'The Breakfast Club',
use them in making a snowy illustration!



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Quote:'My relative went to a woolly mammoth graveyard site at Kazachye village in Ust-Yanskiy in Yakutia. 

'He picked up a full plastic bag of woolly mammoth hair and later sold it to me because he needed money. 



What makes one go, "Gee, let's go to the mammoth graveyard and collect some hair. Sounds like FUN!" minusculethinking
Just saying....  minusculerolleyes



But I guess it does sound more adventurous, if you want to call it that, than say my life is. LOL  
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Wonder how much  he can get for that woolly, itchy hat?
That is, if indeed the hair is genuine mammoth.

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(08-12-2018, 01:48 AM)senona Wrote: What makes one go, "Gee, let's go to the mammoth graveyard and collect some hair. Sounds like FUN!" minusculethinking 
Just saying....  minusculerolleyes

Aw come on Sen, how many times have you woken up, pulled back the curtains and thought:
'Today's a fine day for excavating frozen meat of an unshaven elephant and making myself a hat'?
We've all had that idea, usually on a weekday.

I can recall sneaking out in the early-hours with a lust to create a pair of slippers made from adult trout.

I'll wager I'm not alone when I say that sitting in a swanky bar -whilst sporting a pair of underpants
cut from the leathery wing-skin of an unearthed pterodactyl, makes one feel a little special.

What about sleeping-bags made from the covering of brontosaurus private-parts...? Surely that was
a whim of some of our members?

We should all make more time for this type of home-made tailoring, all it takes is a shovel and verve.
(And a pair of knitting-needles, of course)
tinyhuh

Edit: Here's an article that may help in creating a fine waistcoat.

'Perfectly-preserved 40,000-year-old Ice Age horse with ‘zebra stripes’ on
its legs found in Siberian crater'

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(As you can see, the guy on the right is itching to get started!)


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(08-12-2018, 09:00 AM)BIAD Wrote: Aw come on Sen, how many times have you woken up, pulled back the curtains and thought:
'Today's a fine day for excavating frozen meat of an unshaven elephant and making myself a hat'?
We've all had that idea, usually on a weekday.

I can recall sneaking out in the early-hours with a lust to create a pair of slippers made from adult trout.

I'll wager I'm not alone when I say that sitting in a swanky bar -whilst sporting a pair of underpants
cut from the leathery wing-skin of an unearthed pterodactyl, makes one feel a little special.

What about sleeping-bags made from the covering of brontosaurus private-parts...? Surely that was
a whim of some of our members?

We should all make more time for this type of home-made tailoring, all it takes is a shovel and verve.
(And a pair of knitting-needles, of course)
tinyhuh

...and HE worries about ME carving wooden mushrooms?? ROFL

In saying that.... "PteraPants" and "BrontoBags" have a nice ring to them... I'll get onto the marketing dept. straight away!
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