As the shaman lives Kohl
• As the shaman lives Kohl
On the third day of my trip to Naryan-Mar, we were invited to meet with the local shaman Nikolai, shurpa taste and fresh venison. They said that not only meet, but there is an opportunity to ask the shaman personal questions to which you want to know the answer.
On the way to the plague of the shaman has a beautiful snowy place. Plague are five kilometers from Naryan-Mar on the shore of Lake Youth
Pull up to the plague. We were told that the shaman is busy. At the entrance to the tent faithfully waits for his owner Laika.
Ten minutes later, we entered the tent and greeted us with a shaman. Boil on the stove already shourpa shaman put us at the table. The first thing he said, is to explore the chum. A bit about the plague: the tent is a universal dwelling northern people. This portable cone-shaped tent, the shape of which is adapted, suitable for tundra. The conical shape is the most convenient as a steep snow surface plague rolls without stopping, so when moving to a different location without the tent razgrebaniya and purification can be disassembled. The shape of the cone makes the home stable in high winds and snowstorms. Usually tent herders - Khanty, Nenets, Komi, Enets consists of 25-40 bars and a few covers that fit when you move to special sledges. The number of poles (and their length) depend on the size of the home: the more bars, the roomy tent. The dimensions of the plague are also dependent on the financial possibilities of the economy and the number of family members.
Shaman warned us that the plague of the six powers can not be a bad omen.
In the center of the plague is oven, which serves as the heat source and adapted for cooking. The heat from the furnace rises and does not penetrate into the sediments tent they evaporate from the high temperature. Near chimney reindeer skins are hung for drying and for the subsequent manufacture of leather drum.
Frames with resonators for tambourines. Manufacturing drum - a complex multi-step process preferably the manual production. Called crafts, folk crafts. Skill.
On the frame drum pull tanned deerskin (wet), dried, coated figures and that's what happens.
C is brought vegetables, fruits, venison from the hosts was the plague. Shurpa drank from the cup, the meat is bound to have hands. "If you went into the tent, then follow the tradition," - says Shaman.
Modestly but with taste :)
The furnace - the main source of heat. Behind the stove watching chum-workers, if the furnace is not traced, then after 15-20 minutes in the tent will be the temperature in the street.
Balagan - a definite place to sleep, laid by reindeer skins and with top sealing. Booth in the tent for each set in a particular place. Parents sleep separately, chum-workers separately, the children separately. The tent has a definite place to go or a step on which is strictly prohibited by all the inhabitants of plague. Chum workers, mostly women.
to wash your hands in the tent - it is no problem, everything fit.
On the street there is a special place to keep reindeer skins. By necessity they are sent to the tent to dry.
A shaman has two huskies - Smoke and Raven. Smartest dog and good. In fact, in the picture, I smoke, and Raven.
The shaman tells about the power of the tambourine.
to shamans often refer plague workers when they can not understand this or that question, the shaman will not give up and tell.
Grateful visitors say no "thank you" and "thank you", so says the shaman Nikolai, and "thank you" need to talk to women who gave birth to us and gave us life. Shaman no tariffs or taxes not, you can thank the products yourself can give even a penny, but the price he will not call.
After we got acquainted with chum, the shaman offered a little bit about us and what the future holds. He began his ritual.
In the next tent wedding took place, so the shaman walked back and forth in our tent was in the national dress, the free.
After carrying out a special ritual, the shaman began to tell, and to be honest I was blown away, tell me about my past and what is happening today, he saw almost all the moments of my life. Something had predicted, this is what I will not tell you :)
Time passed quickly and it was time to say goodbye to chum and shaman Nikolai. I am amazed by his abilities, his good humor and warm attitude to men.