Khanty

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Snow covered wooden houses in the Khanty village of Ovgort, Shuryshkarsky Region of the Yamal. NW Siberia, Russia

Khanty women in traditional dress at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Herders and their reindeer travelling across the tundra in Khanty Mansiysk, W. Siberia, Russia. 2000

Sveta Pyak, a Khanty woman, with 'Ava,' her pet reindeer calf. She is wearing traditional Khanty winter reindeer skin slothing. Numto, Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Sveta Pyak, a Khanty woman, leading one of her family's draught reindeer in the corral at their  homestead near Numto. Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Andrei Moldanov, a Khanty reindeer herder standing on his sled. Khanty Mansiysk, W.Siberia, Russia. 2000

At a Khanty reindeer herder's winter camp, Rima Pyrseva (right) poses with her daughter, Katya and her granddaughter Angelina. Shuryshkarsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

A Khanty woman, wearing traditional winter reindeer skin boots with an ornate design pattern. Numto, Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

3 year old Khanty girl, Angelina Ozelova playing outside at a Khanty reindeer herder's winter camp. Shuryshkarsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Outside a reindeer herders' winter tent, Katya Ozelova, a Khanty woman, feeds a pet reindeer. Ovgort, Shuryshkarsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

3 year old Khanty girl, Angelina Ozelova, playing outside with a pet reindeer at a Khanty reindeer herder's winter camp. Shuryshkarsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

At a Khanty reindeer herder's winter camp, Katya Ozelova poses with her daughter Angelina, and a young avka (pet reindeer). Shuryshkarsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Sveta Pyak, a Khanty woman, chopping up frozen fish to feed to her family's reindeer at their homestead near Numto. Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

A face carved into a larch tree. This is a traditional way that the Khanty mark routes through the forest. Shuryshkarsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Yemilian Kutyamov, a Khanty reindeer herder,together with his dogs. He is dressed in traditional reindeer skin clothing, outside his home in Ovgort. Shuryshkarsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Sveta Pyak with Ava, her pet reindeer calf, at a Forest Nenets homestead in the forest near Numto. Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

A Khanty woman's sewing basket (circa 1970) made by Agaphia Sardakova from the village of Variegar. It is made from birch bark and wood and decorated with a traditional Khanty design.  Khanty Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia

A Khanty man's thigh length winter boots. They are  made from reindeer skin using a traditional design pattern. Numto. Khanty Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia

A Khanty woman using a mobile phone in Nadym. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Nadiya Semeisheva, a Khanty woman, climbs a ladder to  enter a traditional wooden stilted storehouse. Numto, Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Khanty women in traditional dress at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Khanty men in a reindeer racing competition at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

A Khanty woman travelling by reindeer sled at Sunset near Numto. Khanty Mansisyk, Siberia, Russia.

Marina Zatrueva, an elderly Khanty woman, sits with her cat inside her family's tent at a winter camp in the forest.  Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Khanty women in traditional dress at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Khanty women in traditional dress at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Lyuba Moldanova, an elderly Khanty woman outside her home in the village of Numto. Khanty Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia

Driving reindeer across tundra at sunset. Khanty Mansiysk, Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

Feodosia Moldanova, a Khanty grandmother, dressed in her traditional reindeer skin winter clothes, at a homestead near Numto. Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Ilya Roktimov, an elderly Khanty reindeer herder, from the village of Ovgort. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Kristina Neyva, a young Khanty woman, breast feeds her young son, Vadim, in her tent at a winter reindeer herders' camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

A Khanty reindeer herder near Numto in Khanty Mansiysk, W. Siberia, Russia. 2000

two young Khanty women wearing traditional reindeer skin coats with fox fur collar & decorated with inlaid fur. The one on the right has extensive bead work decoration on the front and shoulders. Salekhard, Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Irina Purgurchina (left) & her friend Vera, Khanty women, tie material round a sacred tree that protects her youngest son. The material sybolises her son's clothing. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

Khanty women in traditional dress at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Nadia Tayshen, a young Khanty girl, and her brother Filip watch TV in their parent's tent at their winter reindeer pastures. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Yevdokiya Tayshen, a Khanty woman,  sewing a pair of reindeer skin boots inside her tent. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Nadia Tayshen, a young Khanty girl in traditional dress at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

A Khanty woman in traditional dress at a Spring festival in the village of Pitlyar. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Yemilian Kutyamov, a Khanty reindeer herder,together with his dogs. He is dressed in traditional reindeer skin clothing, outside his home in Ovgort. Shuryshkarsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

A horse & sled being used to transport firewood for the winter in the Khanty village of Yamgort on the Synya River. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Kristina Neyva, a Khanty woman, carrying water to her family's camp in Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

A Khanty reindeer herders' camp on the bank of the Bolshaia Paipudyna River. Polar Ural Mountains, Yamal, West Siberia, Russia

Dark clouds gather behind a reindeer herder's tent as a Khanty woman hangs up her washing to dry at a camp in the Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

Khanty reindeer herder, Andrei Kondigen, holds an arctic hare that his dog caught. Polar Ural Mountains, Yamal, W.Siberia, Russia

Kristina Neyva, a young Khanty woman, in the Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

A rainbow over a Khanty reindeer herders' camp in the Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

On a rainy evening, Khanty herders begin their autumn migration south through the Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

Syazi Proscovia, an elderly Khanty woman from Kharp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

Kristina Neyva, a young Khanty woman, in the Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Piotr Tayshen, a Khanty boy, hangs reindeer meat up to dry at a herders' camp in the Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, W. Siberia, Russia.

A shopping bag with a traditional Khanty design in red felt on it. Numto, Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Kristina Neyva, a Khanty woman, sewing in her tent with her baby by her side in a cradle. Polar Ural Mountains, Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Kristina Neyva, a Khanty woman, leading two reindeer calves at their summer pastures in the Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Irina & Vera Purgurchina, two Khanty women, chat while softening pieces of reindeer skin inside a log cabin on the bank of the Synya River. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Vassilly Longortov, an elderly Khanty man, out fishing in his boat on the Synya River. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Vassilly Longortov, an elderly Khanty man, checks his fishing net for northern white fish on the Synya River. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

A Khanty family travelling to their winter camp on the Synya River. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Two Khanty women cooking outside in the autumn at a camp on the Synya River. Behind them is a wooden store. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Vera & Irina Purgurchina, two Khanty women, sawing firewood outside their home on the bank of the Synya River. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Maria Longortova, an elderly Khanty woman, at the window of her log cabin on the bank of the Synya River. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Lidiya Tokhma a Khanty woman, cleaning a catch of Broad Whitefish at a camp on the River Ob. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Vera & Irina Purgurchina, two Khanty women, making hay at their home on the bank of the Synya River. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Lidiya Tokhma & her daughter Yulia, Khanty women, sort a catch of Broad Whitefish at a camp on the River Ob. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

In a hut at a fishing camp on the River Ob, Yelena, a Khanty woman, plaits her daughter's hair. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Arkhip Tokhma, A Khanty fisherman setting a fishing net from his Budarka (boat) on the River Ob. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Alona Tokhma, a young Khanty girl, collecting water at a fishing camp on the river Ob near Aksarka. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Oksana Tokhma, a young Khanty woman, wearing a red tradional dress outside her family's hut at a fishing camp near Aksarka on the River Ob. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Oksana Tokhma, a young Khanty woman, walks along a wooden jetty to her family's budarka (boat) at a fishing camp near Aksarka on the River Ob. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Arkhip Tokhma, A Khanty fisherman, outfishing in his Budarka (boat) with his wife & grandson on the River Ob. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Lidiya Tokhma, a Khanty woman, collecting water with her grandaughter, Alona, at a fishing camp on the river Ob near Aksarka. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Budarkas (boats) at a Khanty fishing camp on the River Ob at dusk near Aksarka. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia
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