Reindeer - a Nenets children's toy.
Maker: Lamdo N.P.
Place: the Bolshezemelskaya tundra, Yamb-To community
Date: the 1990s
Dimensions: 8.5x4.5x2.0 cm
Toy reindeer are made from different materials: wood, bone, fur, stone, plastic.
Each player usually has several figures - these are both male riding reindeer and female reindeer with young fawns. Usually, toy reindeer were "harnessed" into a sledge, which was also made of wood, bones or flat stones.
A reindeer figurine was carved by a father for his children. As they got older, boys made the toys themselves. So through the game, the idea of a reindeer herd and its owner “birth” materialized and it honed a future master’s skills.