The book illustration exhibition tells about the history of origin and development of Russian folk crafts. Visitors will see certain types of Russian folk art such as clay and wooden toys (Dymkovo and Filimonovo toys, etc.), painting utensils and other household items (Gorodetskaya painting, Zhostovo painting, Khokhloma, Palekh, Kholui, etc.), embroidery and sewing (Vologda and Yelets laces, Pavlovsky Posad's shawl and Orenburg downy shawls).
The exhibition presents a number of publications regarding folk crafts including the famous study " On Russian Arts and Crafts"(1915) by P. S. Sheremetev.
Among the Soviet-era publications presented at the exhibition, the beautifully illustrated album «Vyatka stucco clay toy» with drawings by A. Denshin (1929) stands out.
A special section of the exhibition shows the interest of modern research in the study of Russian folk crafts.
Where: the State Public Historical Library of Russia at the address 9/1, Starosadsky Lane, Moscow
When: December 1 to December 26, 2020
Author: Vera Ivanova