Be a guest of Khanty people in Khanymey. A cultural object appeared there
16:42 13 сентября 2019
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The natural ethnographic complex was opened in the settlement Khanymey, Purovskiy district. It took 4 years from appearing of the idea of the project to its fulfillment. Official persons and also representatives of the company “Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz” arrived in the ethnographic park for the first excursion.
The territory of the settlement with the area of 5.5 thousand square meters turned into a cultural object. The path from idea to implementation was long. Employees of the museum of local history developed the concept of the complex in the open air, created a 3D model, prepared excursion routes and participated in grant contests.
According to the project, in the ethnographic park it is planned to place several zones reconstructing the traditional economic and household way of life of indigenous peoples of the North. Now the exposition “Be a guest of Khanty people” is open here. There are three choums – ethnic dwelling of nomads, a winter izba — a hut, a shed for an “oblas” — an ethnic boat, a fish trap, narty – nomadic sleighs and an oven for baking bread. All the objects are made by employees of the center for ethnic crafts and trades from the settlement Agan. The information was given in the administration of the district. There is also a recreation area with three grill cabins for people, who wish to spend time in nature.
Sponsors, including a deputy of the Tyumen Regional Parliament Nikolay Yashkin, helped in implementation of the first stage of the project. In addition, the museum collective won the grant contest “Native Towns” of “Gazprom Neft” and received the necessary sum for purchase of household items for the exhibition “Be a guest of Khanty people”. Now traditional clothes, dishes, folk instruments are presented in the ethnographic park to create the more accurate atmosphere of the traditional way of life of tundra-dwellers.
“If the initiators continue to ask us for support within the grant contest “Native Towns”, will be able to prove the necessity for development of the project, we shall always find finances, help, support, and the ethnic complex will be completed”, as Nikolay Shestopalov, the deputy director of “Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz” said.
By the way, in Khanymey this is the third museum area in the open air. Two of them tell about extraction of minerals in Yamal and are very popular among residents of the settlement. The employees of the museum have no doubt that the new exhibition will also attract many visitors.
“There is still a lot of work, but we are very glad that today we opened the first part of the ethnographic park. We do not stop at this stage and plan to develop and equip the natural ethnographic complex further. The next step is to create areas of the traditional lifestyle of Nenets and Selkoup peoples”, said the head of the Museum of local history Maria Kutliakhmetova. Residents and guests of the settlement highly appreciated the new cultural object.
“Everything here is thought out very delicately, it is seen that the authors put a lot of efforts and creativity to bring joy to their fellow countrymen and to attract them to the new park”, Vladimir Pushkaryov, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation shared his impressions.
Now the ethnographic park accepts visitors only on preliminary applications. In the near future the collective of the museum will make the schedule of its work. Also it is planned to hold folk festivals and cultural events on the territory of the ethnographic complex. Here it is possible to join ancient ethnic rituals, to try on traditional outfits and to take pictures in them, to taste dishes of indigenous northerners and in the future even to ride a reindeer sleigh.