In some are kept grains of millet; in others, butter, milk, and koumis—offerings to the aforesaid deities.
These are used to drink the koumis from; some of them hold three pints, others more.
On entering a Kirghiz yourt in summer, one of the Chinese bowls full of koumis is presented to each guest.
On entering a Kirghiz yourt in summer, each guest is presented with one of these Chinese bowls full of koumis.
At last we were presented with different kinds of koumis and sweetmeats on large silver trays.
Every Mongol who owns three cows must pay a pail of milk; if he possesses five, a pot of koumis or wine, made of fermented milk.