#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Ethno-Time team, which included soloists, musicians and experts on the culture of the indigenous peoples of Taimyr, took part in the VII All-Russian festival of artistic creativity of the small Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples North Wind Chants.
The festival was held from 8 to 11 September in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. The event program included concert performances by 11 Russian regions representatives, as well as creative laboratories, business platforms for experts in the field of preserving the traditional culture of indigenous peoples.
The place of attraction for the festival guests was the Taimyr chum, installed under the guidance of a specialist from the Arctic Center of Culture, Elena Evay.
The Taimyr team also gathered the event participants for master classes in arts and crafts. For example, Filipp Falkov held a lesson in bone carving for everyone, Anna Yarotskaya – in weaving threads from deer veins, Tatyana Yamkina – in making an Enets amulet.
In addition, costume designer Anna Yarotskaya presented about 20 costumes of her own production at the national and stylized Nenets clothing defile.
Within the festival, a round table on actual problems of preserving and supporting the intangible cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia and a conference dedicated to the International Decade of Indigenous Languages were also held, in which the speaker was a senior researcher of the Taimyr Local Lore Museum, the Nganasan Union public organization’s member Lidia Aksyonova.
Earlier, we wrote that a unique board game was tested in Taimyr.
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Text: Ekaterina Elkanova, Photo: Dudinka administration’s Public Relations Department