Traditional culture of indigenous peoples of Khabarovsk Krai
The exhibition is devoted to the ethnography of eight indigenous peoples - Nanai, Ulchi, Negidal, Nivkh, Udegei, Orochi, Even and Evenk - living in Khabarovsk Krai.
It reflects the main aspects of traditional material and spiritual culture: handicrafts, housing, means of transportation, clothing, everyday life, religious beliefs and ceremonies, folk arts and crafts, etc.
The exhibition is located in three halls of the Grodekovsky Museum's historical building. It displays over 700 items of ethnography of the 19th - 21st centuries, many of which were collected in the late 19th century, at the time when the museum itself was founded, and represent unique samples of traditional culture of Priamurye natives. Among them - a complex of guardians of the house of Udege shaman, delivered to the museum by a famous writer, public figure and director of Grodekov Museum, V.K. Arseniev, a collection of shamanistic objects, given by P.P. Shimkevich and others.
Thematic complexes, built in the exposition, recreate scenes from everyday life of the Amur peoples, helping the viewer to understand the peculiarities and features of their everyday life, worldview, economy, and aesthetics. Of undoubted interest are reconstructions of traditional dwelling and household structures - winter dwelling of the Nanai people de, summer birch-bark hut khamoran, barn on piles takto, Even Elbym tent.