The dance of jigits, the tree of life, and other elements of ancient rugs in high-resolution photos
What are the main types of ornaments on woodblock printed fabrics? What are the distinctive features of their patterns and colour schemes? What were the examples followed by woodblock printers, and how were they reinterpreted?
Who created the exquisite patterns on birch bark boxes from the II c. BC – II c. AD? What were these boxes used for, and how has their ornamentation survived through the ages?
The ritual elements of bridegroom and bride’s clothes on a Chuvash wedding, their decoration, and possible interpretations of the köskö ornament
This article is dedicated to antique carpets from Ingushetia. It describes the nuances of the laborious work of Ingush women, the technique of organic dying, and the symbolic meaning of the carpets’ decoration.
We are grateful to the Tsaritsyno State Museum Reserve for the photos of the architectural embossments of the museum’ old buildings donated to our archive, and for this analytical review