The book «Flecks of sunlight on birch bark» and the film with the same name will appear in Yamal
14:25 29 сентября 2014
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The book «Flecks of sunlight on birch bark» and the film with the same name will appear in Yamal this year. This information was given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» by the chairperson of the family community «Kushevat» Zinaida Longortova. According to her words, the grant received this summer within the Russian contest «Cultural mosaics of small towns and villages» of the charitable foundation of Yelena and Gennady Timchenko is helping her in preparation of the book and the film.
As she notes, there are many forgotten crafts in Russia, they should be restored. Skills of weaving of birch bark are almost lost in Yamal. Only two craftspeople stayed in Shuryshkarskiy district – Gennady Khartaganov and Yevdokia Tylikova. Zinaida Longortova set the aim to restore the forgotten craft of her people, to find persons interested in it.
According to her words, the first steps to achieve for the aim were taken by the community owing to receiving of another grant. It was won within the contest conducted by the department of internal policy of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Representatives of the community invited two craftspeople with use of the received funds. The craftspeople taught them how to make items of birch bark. As Zinaida Longortova tells, Gennady Khartaganov, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, and a craftswoman of applied art from Tyumen arrived. Their lessons were enough to restore the ancient traditional art. Ancestors made traditional covers for their dwelling – a choum (a tepee), dishes for picking up berries, for salting of fish and others. As the chairperson of the community tells, now her people have many items made of birch bark. They were presented on the World Indigenous Peoples Day in the settlement Gornoknyazevsk and on the second agricultural fair in the settlement Muzhi. As she notes, it is time to show the items and to make the reports about use of the grants. Soon readers, TV viewers of Yamal and guests of the region will be able to see flecks of sunlight on the items made of birch bark. The book and the film soon will be completed.