#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The first All-Russian festival of bone-carving art was held in Tobolsk, Tyumen region. It was attended by over 100 craftsmen from 16 regions of Russia – from Arhangelsk to Kamchatka. Bone cutters from the Dudinka city center of folk art Vyacheslav Beti and Voldemar Yamkin also came there.
For seven days, guests and participants of the festival gained new knowledge and impressions. Everyone was able to visit the exhibition and master classes.
In total, more than 400 works were presented at the festival, including those from international masters. Among them were folk and honored artists, scholarship holders of the Russian Ministry of Culture and even whole families where the craft is passed down from generation to generation.
Tobolsk bone carving has been known since the 17th century. Today the Tobolsk bone carving factory is considered one of the kind in the world. It is here that a unique collection of works made of mammoth bone, sperm whale tooth and walrus tusk is kept.
Earlier we wrote about a large-scale craft forum in Taimyr. We also told that a Nganasan bone carver created a graffiti panel in the village of Ust-Avam, and the Norilsk College of Arts graduate embodied an ancient legend about the Taimyr land origin in bone carving.
Text: Maria Sokolova, Photo: istockphoto.com and organizers of the All-Russian festival of bone-carving art Tobolsk is the City of Masters