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NGANASAN ORNAMENTS AS A LIFE CHRONICLE
NGANASAN ORNAMENTS AS A LIFE CHRONICLE

Traditional clothing ornaments, their technique and meaning in the culture of one of the smallest indigenous peoples in Russia

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INGUSH FELT CARPETS OF THE 17TH – 20TH CENTURIES AND THEIR ORNAMENTATION
INGUSH FELT CARPETS OF THE 17TH – 20TH CENTURIES AND THEIR ORNAMENTATION

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.

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Patterns on Russian Woodblock Printed Textile of the 16th-17th centuries
Patterns on Russian Woodblock Printed Textile of the 16th-17th centuries

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?

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The Chuvash Wedding of the 18th – early 20th Centuries and Its Ornaments
The Chuvash Wedding of the 18th – early 20th Centuries and Its Ornaments

The ritual elements of bridegroom and bride’s clothes on a Chuvash wedding, their decoration, and possible interpretations of the köskö ornament

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The History and Graphics of Ancient Ornaments of the Ust’-Poluy Culture
The History and Graphics of Ancient Ornaments of the Ust’-Poluy Culture

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?

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Ornaments of the Southern Dagestan Carpets, the Late 19th and Early 20th Century
Ornaments of the Southern Dagestan Carpets, the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

The dance of jigits, the tree of life, and other elements of ancient rugs in high-resolution photos

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SPRING IN ORNAMENTS FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS OF RUSSIA
SPRING IN ORNAMENTS FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS OF RUSSIA

The examples of patterns in lace, embroidery, rugmaking, and painting on wood that represent different manifestations of spring: sunshine, seasonal holidays, and blossoming nature.

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Just Space!
Just Space!

The Sun, the Moon, and stars in ornamentation: from ancient calendars to Art Nouveau architecture.

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Toleźo and Other Elements of Udmurt Ornamentation
Toleźo and Other Elements of Udmurt Ornamentation

An eight-pointed star, a two-headed horse, and duck’s wings as a key to the cultural code of the Udmurts

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Childhood in Patterns
Childhood in Patterns

What can we learn about childhood in the 19th century from ancient Russian ornaments?

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The Ornamentation of Dolgan Traditional Clothing
The Ornamentation of Dolgan Traditional Clothing

A sky, a deer eye, and a goose foot: what ornaments of “the aristocrats of tundra” mean and how they are produced

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The Russian Style in Enamels of the Late 19th – Early 20th cc.
The Russian Style in Enamels of the Late 19th – Early 20th cc.

How did ideals of Russian culture manifest themselves in enamelling?

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Rakulka Painting: Tubby Birds, Tulips, and Tendrils
Rakulka Painting: Tubby Birds, Tulips, and Tendrils

From the series of materials about the Northern Dvina region

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