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Russian Felt Costumes

July 30, 2015

Thanks Ruth for sharing this blog of Penny’s trip to Russia. I know that our students and fellow bloggers will really appreciate this unique history of Russian stitch and costume.

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This is a guest post by my friend Penny Peters. Penny is a wonderful stitcher who travels extensively so I have asked her to do a guest post for us. Penny recently visited Russia and saw some interesting uses of felt that I thought you might all be interested in. She did see the Pazyryk burial felt which I have posted about before

During a recent visit to St Petersburg I was fortunate to be able to visit the famous ethnographic collections at the Kunstkamera and the Russian Ethnographic Museums as well as archeological collections at the Hermitage. I was not permitted to photograph any of the items in the Hermitage from the Altai Burial Mounds (Pazyryk Burials) so famous for the ancient, well-preserved felt horse trappings and canopies. Good photographic images of those can easily be found online. You can search under “Pazyryk burial felt”.

I was able to photograph a unique felt wedding cloak…

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  1. July 30, 2015 10:39 pm

    Thanks Penny for sharing!

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