"Holiday in the Taiga"

Stylized figures of people and anthropomorphic animals - an eagle, a wolf, a deer and a bear, form a round dance. The round dances of the Buryats in ancient times were an integral part of ritual merrymaking and were associated with ancestral places of worship. According to the ancient tradition of yehor or naadan (meaning "game" and "dance"), ancestral shamanic rituals - "tailgans" and lamaized rituals - "oboo tahilgaa", the sacred essence of which is the veneration of the gods of the localities. In the center of the round dance there is a ritual bowl for lighting a lamp or incense in order to purify the space from negative energy. The sculpture symbolizes the unity of man with nature.

Materials: bronze, patination

Materials: Bronze

Author: Evgeniy Bolsoboev