Variety Of The Swing

- Feb 05, 2019-

In addition to the most common hanging autumn, some ethnic groups have many variants of the swing.

The swings of the Kirgiz people in Xinjiang, the locals called "Alatibakan Sheriqinjik". Pick a little on the open space, set up a tripod with 3 pieces of wood, set up the same shelf at another point 3 to 5 meters away, then place a beam in the middle of the two tripods, about 3 meters from the ground, on the beam. Hang six "U"-shaped cow hair ropes to form a swing. When playing, a man and a woman face to face, both of them are staggered on the two long cattle ropes, stretched out their arms and grabbed two cow hair ropes, the back rested on the rope, their feet twitched, the higher the more .

Qinghai Tus's swing is the wheel autumn. The Tus called the wheel autumn "Bu-Hot", meaning "rotation, runner". The wheel autumn is made on the spot according to local conditions. For example, if the large column wheel is removed, the column is erected, and the lower wheel is pressed to fix the center of gravity; the upper wheel is tied with a ladder, and the upper end of the ladder is tied with a long leather rope (like a swing), so that "Wheel autumn".

The swings played by the Uighurs are even more peculiar. They are called "Shahar Land", meaning "airborne runners", which are played every spring and autumn and when weddings are held. On the field, a log with a height of about 10 meters is firmly erected as a shaft, a wooden wheel is mounted on the top of the shaft, and two horizontal beams are placed on the wheel, and each of the ropes is tied with a rope, such as a swing. A crossbar is attached to the bottom of the vertical shaft to connect the rope to the top wooden wheel. During the game, there are one person on the rope swing, and then on the bottom of the crossbar, each of them has opposite sides, and the two sides push the crossbar at a constant speed to drive the top wooden wheel to rotate. The player standing on the rope slowly rises to the sky with the acceleration of the runner, and the faster the speed, the higher the player flies.