InWood carving has been developing in Siberia for a long time. The old houses of the Siberian cities of Tyumen, Tobolsk, Yalutorovsk, Ishim were real works of art. Shutters, gates, porches, etc. were carved. Now you can still find similar beauty in some places.
Even in the XVIII century in Western Siberia, hand-made carpet-making appeared. According to legend, the Siberian carpet was admired by the exiled writer A.N. Radishchev. He noted the difference of the carpet from all that he had seen before. It was no accident. The Siberian carpet stood out with its dark background (usually black), on which bright green leaves, rosebuds, peony flowers were placed.
In the same XVIII century captured Swedes brought the tradition of bone carving to Siberia. They made boxes and snuffboxes out of mammoth tusks. But this does not mean that before the Swedes, Siberian residents did not know about the carved bone. Representatives of the indigenous population made parts of reindeer harness, needles and other objects from bone.
Currently, objects of decorative and applied art are purchased by guests of Tyumen and Tobolsk as souvenirs.