The holiday of indigenous peoples. In Yamal before her wedding a girl makes 5 yagushka
9:02 21 февраля 2017
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The holiday of indigenous peoples of the North took place in MUZEON park in Moscow. Representatives of the Yamal Peninsula and the Kola Peninsula welcomed its guests with dances and songs. The northern village with a choum and a little corral with white deer were organized on the territory of the park.
Maya Galeeva was in expeditions in the North several times. She told the guests about a yagushka — bright clothes for women made of broadcloth with embroidered ornaments and ribbons. A summer version is sewn of broadcloth and decorated with fur of the arctic fox; a winter variant is made of the reindeer fur. The girl marked differences in traditional ornaments and threads being used by women. People in the North try to adhere to traditions. For example, if a girl in Yamal is going to marry, she needs to sew five fur yagushka: for work, for everyday, elegant — both for her husband and for guests, as she explains, adding that a choum is guarded with women’s spirits. (The note: a choum is a dwelling of nomads, reindeer herders; it is similar to a tepee).
The holiday of indigenous peoples of Yamal was organized by the Museum of nomadic culture and the international environmental organization “Greenpeace” to draw attention to ethnic minorities of the country and to problems of industrialization of natural reserves. As the director of the Museum of nomadic culture, an ethnographer, a full member of Russian geographical society Konstantin Kuksin notes, Muscovites know very little about indigenous peoples of Russia, as vm.ru reports. “We want to remind that for indigenous peoples of the North nature is the home and the temple. Today it is planned to conduct extraction of oil, gas and other resources in natural reserves. It is clear that our country can not do otherwise, but the question is: how are we going to do it. This should not strike landscapes, animals and birds”, as he said.