National sledges making tradition to be revived in Taimyr
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National sledges making tradition to be revived in Taimyr

January 21, 2021

The project is funded by a presidential grant.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Union of the Guardians of Taimyr Ethnocultural Traditions non-profit organization (NPO) has won a presidential grant in the amount of over 400 thousand rubles for the implementation of a project to revive the sledges making technology. Knowledge about the features of creating an ancient vehicle will be collected bit by bit during a special expedition to the Khatanga settlement.

“At the moment we do not have a person who could pass on their knowledge to the younger generation. As part of the project, we will visit Khatanga, where elderly people will talk about the traditions of creating this amazing invention. The expedition is scheduled for April, but it all depends on the weather conditions. In general, sledges accompanied a person from the beginning to the end of his life. It is known that there were children’s, wedding and even funeral sledges”, Natalya Sidorova, curator of the Sacred Narts project, told.

As a result of the expedition, the project team will make a collection and a film of the same name – The Sacred Nart, as well as three types of mini-sleds and three replicas of sleds in real size will be made:

“Thanks to the film, we will increase knowledge about the culture and crafts of the indigenous aborigines of Taimyr. In the future, the Sacred Narts project will become an independent excursion program, which will be conducted by the Taimyr House of Folk Art”, summed up Natalia Sidorova.

Note that the Presidential Grants Fund has summed up the results of the first competition in 2021. The winners include two thousand non-profit organizations of the country, among which 42.5 million rubles were distributed. 33 projects received grants from the Krasnoyarsk region, including several NPOs from Norilsk. Thus, Horizon – the suburban recreation complex – received 499 thousand rubles for the restoration of the ecosystem and the improvement of the eco-trail adjacent to the complex. The number of beneficiaries of the Dobroserdie station will also be increased thanks to a grant of 445 thousand rubles.

The largest grant among the city’s NPOs was won by the Norilsk Local History School project – 3.6 million rubles. It is noteworthy that the project received the fourth consecutive approval of the fund.

Earlier we wrote that the tradition of making Samoyed belts will be revived in Taimyr.

Text: Ekaterina Elkanova, Photo: open sources

January 21, 2021

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