There are several ways for you to enjoyably support the Yaoun Yakh community.
The forests, lakes and rivers of the B. Iugan basin offer excellent opportunities for hunting, fishing and outdoor tourism experiences, individually guided by a local Iugan Khanty. Bear, moose and pike, as well as game birds can be taken under license. The Yaoun Yakh community has built a hunting cabin near a very productive lake for just such experiences. For more information in your language about this opportunity, send an email inquiry to the appropriate information link in contacts section.
Authentic Khanty Handicrafts
For centuries Khanty made everything they needed from the forest. The tradition of making strong, elegant handcrafted objects is well-maintained today. Now you too can support these traditions by purchasing a handcrafted object of your own, each accompanied by a photograph and note from the craftsperson. Handcrafted items typically available are indicated by photos below and include ornamented baskets, beadwork belts, coin purses, and mobile phone pouches, wood carved models and utensils carved from wood, and fur and hide women’s handbags and boots.”
Special orders of complete Khanty women’s national costume are also possible. All items are shipped by insured post and can be sent overseas. Because size and cost vary, please write for more information in your language about this opportunity by sending an email inquiry to the appropriate information link in contacts section.
Edge-sown moosehide piecework
Utility box Hand painted or incised birch bark boxes
Simple birchbark Lid for Ornamented boxes
Short winter boots
Models and Carved wooden objects
Beadwork belts and purses
High winter boots
Low soft summer boots