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Munkhjin (left) Principal Artist on the morin khuur, and Zagdochir  (right) Teacher of Mongol Humii are both from the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture (MSUAC). Their performing costumes are a contemporary revision of previously traditional Mongol vestments. The costumes are theatrical rather than authentic. The timber front body of Munkhjin’s morin khuur (the soundboard) is covered with the skin of a snake. Delgeruun Choira, 5 September 2015. Photo: C.Pleteshner