One of our Lovozero discoveries was the Tundra workshop that specializes in deer skin boots. Located on Ulitsa Polevaya, no number. Here is the building that houses the workshop and a small souvenir store:
That’s the main product – deer skin boots. An adult-size pair costs 9 th. roubles ($250, possibly/probably less after the rouble drop). Can be made to size. Children’s sizes are 2.5 to 3.5 th. roubles.
Nina Semenovna Sharshina, the workshop’s director, demonstrates leather-working techniques to make deer skin soft and flexible.
It takes a day to process leather for one pair of boots, and another day to sew the boot, and another day to attach it to the sole, and half a day to do decorating. So the price tag appears more than reasonable given the amount of work that goes into making a pair of boots.
A miscellany of souvenirs are also made there.