Traditional Roles

As a general rule the Nenets' male sphere is everything that is connected to grazing, herding, slaughtering and choosing pastures for the reindeer. The female sphere is everything else, mostly connected to the domestic, food preparation, children and the making of clothes. Despite what would seem as polarised spheres both male and female depend on each working together on all larger tasks.

Photo 7 of 15 in Crossing the Yuribey

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As a general rule the Nenets' male sphere is everything that is connected to grazing, herding, slaughtering and choosing pastures for the reindeer. The female sphere is everything else, mostly connected to the domestic, food preparation, children and the making of clothes. Despite what would seem as polarised spheres both male and female depend on each working together on all larger tasks.
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