International Exhibition-Competition «Soul of the North»

Photo: Department of Culture of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YNAO)

From August 14th to 19th, the city of Novy Urengoy will host the International Exhibition-Competition of Bone-cutting art "Soul of the North." As clarified by the Department of Culture of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YNAO), the exhibition takes place once every two years. Traditionally, the event attracts masters from various regions of Russia. However, this year, in addition to Russian craftsmen, representatives from China, India, and Alaska have submitted applications for the competition.

The deadline for accepting applications from bone-cutting masters is extended until April 25th. The competition accepts works made from mammoth tusks, moose or deer antlers, walrus tusks, sperm whale teeth, whalebone, and other materials commonly used in bone-cutting art.

The "Soul of the North" Exhibition-Competition has been held since 2002. Over the years, hundreds of talented masters have presented their works, enriching the cultural landscape of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.