Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Museum Of Felt Boots (Valenki) In Kineshma
December 10, 2012 15:34

Felt Boots

The Museum of felt boots, opened on June 28, 2012, consists of more than 200 exhibits. Among them are the old wood-processing machines and tools for the manufacturing of felt boots, and felt boots themselves - record holders and decorated boots, chess in the shape of boots, various goods of wool, felt boots of unusual shapes, a collection of miniature felt boots and many more.

The museum was created by the Sokolov family living in a nice city of Kineshma. Valeriy and his wife Irina for more than 20 years had been engaged in the manufacturing of felt boots. While their children were small the family made only simple boots. But the daughters grew up with time and wanted to be different from other kids at school, so their boots got embroidered with beads, marbles, lace, etc. At first the decorations were pretty modest, but eventually real masterpieces began to appear. Thus the daughters inspired Valeriy to create records. First, he fashioned a pair of mini-felt boots with the size of only 5 cm in feet length, but he did not stop here. Each time the boots got smaller and smaller in size, and finally, only physical properties of wool made Valeriy stop at the size of 0.6 cm. The family applied for a record in the "Russian Book of Records", the record was recognized and registered. After that, Valeriy made giant-sized boots, equal to adult person in their size: 168 cm high and 110 cm long. Some years later the Sokolov family made boots more than two meters in height, as well as the collection of miniature felt boots the smallest of which was 0.9 mm in feet length.

As the time passed, the quantity of unusual boots in the Sokolov family became so great that they did not fit in one small room. The head of the family had to find a special room for felt boots in their house. Soon afterwards many friends and strangers began to call at their house so that to marvel at this wonder. Due to this fact it was decided to move the museum of felt boots to the city centre so that anyone could visit it. With the help of local and regional administrations the decision was put into practice, and now everyone can admire the beauty of these felt boots.

Book Hotels & Apartments in Russia

Tours to Russia

Book unique excursions by locals

Russian Train and Bus Tickets Booking

Find and book transfer in Russia


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russian museums felt boots    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Top 5 Museums of Vladimir First Ever 3D-Museum of Military History Opened in Runet Museum of Old New Year Opened in St. Petersburg Naschokins House Gallery Opens Its Last Exhibition Hail to Life! Kulikovo Field Museum Acquired Unique Coins

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Irkutsk Region  Russian Bears  medicine  Rosobrnadzor   Russian transport  travel to Russia  Roman Abramovich  Elina Bystritskaya  surgery  Pavel Scherbov Memorial Estate  Pharmsynthez  Moscow Centers of Modern Art  Exhibitions in Moscow  Altai Territory  Russia archaeology  Russian army  Russian business  Domodedovo  Speed Dating   St. Petersburg  Russian tourism  Astrakhan Region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  duty free shop   Russian regions  Colliders  Joseph Stalin  Folk Arts  Kirov Region  Vostok  light industry  Cyber Fraud  Russian Museum  Sapsan  Russia  Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve   Moscow  Festivals in Moscow  Spring-Summer'13  Russian Cinema  Russian law  Empresses of Russia  environment  fashion designer  Russian advertising  Arts and Crafts  Opposition Rally  Film Festival "Eurasian Bridge"   Russian space exploration  Stay Home Online Events 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites