Ocarina ethnic art
Ocarina – an ethnic wind instrument which juicy, magical sound entered the folk music of the world – from the ancient Indian tribes of South America, to the Siberian tribes of ancient Russia. The earliest ocarina was made of clay in the form of small animals; some wore it around their neck as jewelry. It is believed that playing the ocarina drives away evil spirits, and if you put ocarina into the room, it will protect it from the negative. Ocarina, an ancient wind musical instrument, an egg-shaped vessel – flute. According to some sources, ocarina was invented by Giuseppe Donati in Italy in the 1860s, with two thumb- and eight finger-holes, and a duct mouthpiece extending to one side. It is commonly made in earthenware, but porcelain examples exist. It is usually regarded as a toy, but instruments have been made in sets of different sizes, sometimes with a tuning-plunger, and ocarina bands were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe and the USA, where the instrument was also called a sweet potato.
The name, which literally means “gosling”, was given to the instrument in the XIX century in Italy. Altai Ocarinas used theme of Altai myths and legends. Before the creation of these things, Master carefully studied the history of the Altai Mountains, traditions and customs of indigenous peoples. Horse in the Altai is a symbol of material prosperity.
Workshop ‘shamans people’ brings together artists who have created ethnic instruments and attributes of shamanism peoples of the world. Original handmade items, has an amazing beauty and memorable distinctive sound. To play such instruments can learn everyone, finding his tune, and expressing its own, unique voice. Each instrument comes with instruction for self-development.
A man with an ocarina – a man in a state of mind. Each nation (including Russia) in one form or another have existed and survived structurally primitive clay whistles that after firing at high temperature and coloring become quite strong and beautiful. Ornament applied to the whistle, had their own character and ceremonial purpose in every people.
Ocarina-sculpture of old Evenk shaman. It has a nice low sound. Hand molding, decoration. According to legends, Evenk shamans have the ability not only to treat people, to predict events, but also to correct the destiny.