Vladimir horn

About the craft

Shepherding was one of the ancient and widespread trades of the Vladimir province (especially in the villages of Kameshkovo, Suzdal, Yuryev-Polsky, Kolchugino, Kovrov counties). From April to the end of October adults and adolescents earned their living by this labor.

Shepherds used horns to give signals during their work: a shepherd collected the herd with the sound of a horn, herded the cattle and guarded it. While relaxing, he played simple tunes using a horn. Shepherd’s horns have gained great popularity among the people, especially among the peasant.