On August, 14-16 the Mukhrino Field Station hosted the seminar “Construction of a chum – traditional housing of the Ob-Ugric peoples” organized together with the Youth organization of the Ob-Ugric peoples (MOOUN) within the project “Folk Workshop for Preserving and Promoting the Traditional Culture of the Ob-Ugric Peoples”.
During three days employees of the Mukhrino Station and representatives of the MOOUN leant how to make a chum under the supervision of the experienced indigenous artisans. Despite the fact that chums are traditionally installed by women, male participants of the seminar also had enough work. They prepared poles, built the floor and fished. Women cut and sewed tent-cloth. Continue reading