The sixth open district contest “Nomadic family” is taking place on the 2nd of March in the village of Kharampur. Five families conducting nomadic and semi-nomadic way of life from Tarko-Salye, Khanymey, Kharampur, Khalyasavey and Tolka are participating in it.
The contestants will compete in such nominations as the exhibition of works of decorative and applied art and family heirlooms “Traditional crafts of peoples of Yamal”, the visiting card “My family”, the presentation “The talisman-protector of the clan”, “The best national cuisine”, scene sketches of family holidays, rituals, legends, folklore “Yamal – the land of the great sages”. The women will show their skills in cutting ornaments on broadcloth, in making threads of reindeer sinews for sewing fur clothing, and the men will show their skills in weaving a tynzyan, throwing of a tynzyan on a khorey (a rope-lasso for catching reindeer on a long pole for driving a reindeer team), will harness and unharness a reindeer team on the speed.
By the results of the competitions, each team will receive diplomas and valuable prizes: household appliances, kitchen utensils, soft toys and developing games for children and souvenirs, as it is informed in the administration of Purovsky district.
The contest will be conducted in anticipation of the big celebration — on Sunday inhabitants of Kharampur will celebrate the 85th anniversary since foundation of the village and the traditional Reindeer Herder’s Day.