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Kamchatka Souvenirs What to Bring from Kamchatka
September 4, 2018 17:05


(Source: http://mishka.travel/blog/index/node/id/3904-chto-privezti-s-kamchatki)
 
Kamchatka is full of exotics. Those who have visited this amazing place, fall in love with it at first sight. We will tell you what kind of souvenirs to bring  from the peninsula of volcanoes, which will remind of your best impressions and experiences there.
 
1. Fish and caviar
 
Of course, it's just impossible to leave Kamchatka without some delicious souvenirs. You can buy products of good quality in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Elizovo, even on the day of departure.
 
As for the prices: nerk salted in vacuum packaging will cost from 450 rubles per 1 kg,   Chinook salmon - from 700 rubles per 1 kg; semi-smoked fish will cost a bit more - from 600 rubles per 1 kg. Prices for crab limbs start from 1800 rubles per 1 kg. A small can of salmon caviar costs about 300 rubles.
 
Kamchatka Exhibition Center where it is possible to buy all these products is located in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky at Leninskaya str., 62. A fair of local producers is operating here. Trade goes daily, except   Sundays, and prices are the lowest - directly from suppliers. The fish market at Komsomolskaya Square and the popular market "Kamchatpromtovary" are also highly recommended.

 
2. Crafts made of wood and birch bark
 
Kamchatka souvenirs are unique as they are interwoven with the traditions of Russian and indigenous northern peoples of this region. Wooden figurines of the patrons of Kamchatka, Kutha and Pelikien, are the most common images of carver craftsmen. And Russian traditions gave birth to the   artistic processing of birch bark. 
 
For wood crafts, carvers use mostly Kamchatka alder. Working with it is easy, because the tree is soft, almost like a linden tree. In addition, alder has a beautiful texture on the cut. 



3. Ethnic souvenirs from fur and leather
 
Fur and leather products made in Kamchatka are really beautiful. You can buy  a warm fur hat or fur-trimmed slippers. In local stores there is a wide selection of various purses and handbags made of multicolored leather and decorated with fox fur or mink.
 
Souvenirs from fur and leather in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky can be found  in the ethno-salon "Shaman". It is located in the shopping center "Komsomolskaya Ploshchad", Leninskaya street, 57, and works from 10.00 to 18.00.



4. Phytotea
 
The Chukchi, Evens, Koryaks and Itelmen before the arrival of immigrants from Russia did not know about the existence of ordinary black tea and used local plants and berries. Therefore, during excursions to ethnic camps, tourists are surely treated with delicious Kamchatka phyto-tea. They make such gatherings from willow-tea, cotton napkin, cudweed, bearberry, Kamchatka marmot and other useful plants, with berries, cloudberries, blueberries,  cranberries and raspberries growing here. 

You can buy herbal teas in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Elizovo. And in the village of Anavgai, the Bystrinsky district,   there is even a special enterprise engaged in the collection of wild plants and the production of useful herbal teas. Their products are exported to Canada.


5. Souvenirs made of bones
 
Stylish knife handles, graceful hairpins, brooches, bracelets and small souvenir figures are made of bone in Kamchatka. For their products, local masters use horns of deer, moose and rams, as well as valuable mammoth and walrus tusks. The drawing, applied to the bone plate, is then carefully processed with a special engraving needle. And the motifs of the souvenir figures are born from the Kamchatka traditions and legends.




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Kamchatka Russian National Parks travel to Russia Russian souvenirs Ecotourism 

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