The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

This unique masterpiece made by a craftsman from a small Lomonosov village in the Arkhangelsk region is a bright example of Russian folk art called bone carving.

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

The work is very delicate. This is not resin or some other kind of artificial material. The item is made manually of natural walrus and mammoth bone and is a brilliant example of handicraft.

The Art Of Bone Carving

Meet the author of the work.

The Art Of Bone Carving

Her husband has eye problems and prefers working with larger items like these chess pieces in the picture.

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

Many craftsmen from the village own small workshops where they keep working every day.

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

Others prefer to be hired by somebody. They use elk antlers and cow bones in their work.

The Art Of Bone Carving

Meanwhile, the village is facing repairs getting ready to celebrate its 300th anniversary.

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

The governor is controlling the process of the bone-carving factory construction.

The Art Of Bone Carving

Some other pictures of rural life.

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

After looking at the calendar one can understand that life in the village stopped 20 years ago.

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

The Art Of Bone Carving

How do you like the bananas, by the way?

The Art Of Bone Carving

Location: Arkhangelsk region

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  1. Mir i spokoĭstvie. Russkaya derevnya krasiva. Zhalʹ, kto-to – chto-to – vsegdazhelanie unichtozhitʹ yego. Ili ubitʹ vsehrusskiĭ yazyk. (Ili to i drugoe , yesli oni mogut)

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