14 december / 19:00
Mstera embroidery is characterised by incredible subtlety and delicacy. This type of ironwork technique was widespread in different regions of Russia. This was the technique, used by professional craftswomen who made to order the so-called "city dowry", which included elegant cushions, snow-white pillowcases, handkerchiefs and translucent collars for dresses decorated with delicate flowers and herbs.
The visitors of the lecture will be able to see not only the early samples of embroidery, but also the rarely shown large propaganda panels created in the same exquisite linen technique by Mstera craftswomen in the twentieth century.
Lecturer: Natalia Nechay, Keeper of the Embroidery Fund of the Fabrics Department of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum.