30 november / 19:00
Kaluga embroidery is characterised by its brightness and originality. An openwork technique - "coloured perevit", or "red cut-outs", as it was also called was widespread in this region. The patterns of Kaluga craftswomen retained archaic images for a long time: numerous horsemen, so-called "dolls" and "pavs" decorated clothes and household items. The works of Kaluga craftswomen are notable for their colourfulness and contrast. In Soviet times, this type of technique was not only preserved, but also supplemented with new types of complex stitches. New images, characteristic of the Soviet time here neighboured with ancient motifs of early embroideries. How the ornaments of Kaluga embroidery changed from a home craft to the development of the trade you can learn at the lecture.
Lecturer: Natalia Nechay, curator of the embroidery fund of the fabrics department of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum.