The exhibition of decorative and applied art «In the footsteps of Sikhirtya people» will take place in Salekhard
13:58 24 ноября 2015
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The opening ceremony of the exhibition of decorative and applied art «In the footsteps of Sikhirtya people» will take place on the 1st of December in the art-center of the regional House of crafts. The exposition is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. It is organized by the regional House of crafts at support of the Museum-exhibition complex of Ivan Shemanovskiy.
According to the information given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» by the manager on public relations of the regional House of crafts Olesya Syazi, the mysterious word «Sikhirtya» was heard in folk tales of Nenets people during many centuries. Nenets legends became the main source telling about Sikhirtya. They depict the image of people of small height with white (light) eyes living in high sand hills in tundra of Western Siberia and Cisuralian area. Nenets people still name ancient things found in tundra «footsteps of Sikhirtya».
The exhibition will give the fullest understanding of modern development of applied art in the Russian North. The program will include excursions and master-classes on different kinds of crafts. Also the presentation of methodological literature and multimedia products telling about traditional artistic crafts of Yamal will take place.