The first All-Russian exhibition of art “Soul of the North” was opened in the Museum and Exhibition Complex of Ivan Shemanovskiy. It presents unique art-works from leading bone-carving centers of Arkhangelsk, Magadan, Tyumen and Murmansk regions, Krasnoyarsk Krai, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Chukotka and Yamal.
A folk craftswoman Zlata Ushakova is a welcome participant of various festivals, exhibitions and fairs. She came from Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, where not only submarines are built but also unique products of deer antler, mammoth tusk and cachalot tooth are created. Art-works by Pomor craftsmen are in great demand. Thus, in summer Russian and foreign tourists purchase sculptures of a seal and a polar bear on the Solovetsky Islands, taking away with themselves a little piece of the Russian North. Zlata is not only a famous craftswoman but also the granddaughter of the legendary captain Boris Ushakov, who spent most of his life on the ship “Alexander Sibiryakov”.
During long-term history of fulfilling this action in the status of interregional the exhibition became the visiting card of the Yamal bone-carving school and also an important event of Russian significance.
The director of the department of culture of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Yevgeniy Koltunov said that two years ago the decision had been taken — to make the exhibition all-Russian, as craftspeople from other regions began to come.
“Every year the bone-carving exhibition becomes more interesting, beautiful and unique. These are piece goods that can not be faked”, he said.
Yevgeniy Koltunov is sure that soon the exhibition “Soul of the North” will receive the international status. It is possible to see the photos here: http://sever-press.ru/2018/11/14/shtuchnyj-tovar-nevozmozhno-poddelat/.