In the village of Imendyashevo, Gafuri district, there appeared an ethnic art-object in the form of arrows piercing the eart, a monument dedicated to Bashkir archers.
The project was effected by enthusiastic natives of the Gafuri district with the support of the district administration. The author of the project is Ildar Shayakhmetov.
The art object in Imeandyashevo appeared not by chance. At the foot of a powerfull rock along the beautiful Zilim river at different times the tips of ancient arrows were found in large numbers. They called the rock Ukly kaya (Rock of arrows). According to legends, the ancient Bashkirs had a test on “adulthood and strength” for young men. Dzhigits must, while standing at the foot of the cliff, shoot into the sky and reach the top of the cliff with arrows. That guy whose arrow reached the goal was considered a strong, hardly, adult warrior-dzhigits.
Bashkir land is rich in beauty of nature, history, legends and traditions. Gafuri land invited you to see and enjoy a new landmark.
From 23 to 25 August in the village of Imendyashevo, the 4th international festival of traditional archery will take place.