Chumak

[dance] Chumak (Чyмaк) is a popular folk dance from Ukraine. In it, the dancers reenact the lives of salt-merchants. The dancers begin by interpreting mining salt from a cave, they then proceed to go through the desalinization process, which allows them to sprinkle their salt on pretzels, all while dancing. It is performed by amateurs, p...
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Chumak

Chumak (чумак) is a historic occupation on the territory of the modern Ukraine as merchants or traders, primarily known for the trade in salt. Chumaks grew as a merchant class facilitating trade of salt from the areas of Halychyna as well as the coastal areas of Black and Azov Seas, in addition to other items. They prospered until the end of ...
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