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Enigma of Old Russian Ornaments
Russian ornamentation is justly considered one of the most interesting phenomena of the world art culture. It represents a unique realm of artistic images. Throughout centuries the Russian ornament was changing and transforming, but unalterably excited imagination of contemporaries with its inherent poetry and beauty of lines and colours.
Ornamentation of Wood Carved House
The tradition to decorated ones house with wood carving is rooted in pagan times, when every sign left with a mans hand be it a notch or a dent had some magic power and had great sense and meaning in struggle with the powers of nature.
House Wood Carving
The preserved monuments of Russian wooden architecture provide evidence of high building craftsmanship, artistic skills and subtle taste of folk artisans. Masterpieces of old Russian architecture win admiration with simplicity and nobility of shapes, original solving of building challenges, and richness of interior trim.
Household Furnishing and Utensils of the Old Russians
Interior furniture in houses of the nobility and rich merchants was naturally quite different from plain furnishing in humble huts of peasants and craftsmen.
Architectural Décor of Old Russia
In Old Russia, the country of boundless forests, where wood was the most accessible material, wooden architecture took a special place, gaining perfection, and had a great influence on Russian architecture as a whole.
Russian Stove
The stove was mans unfailing helpmate in the olden days. The so-called Russian stove is a brick masonry heater, which is perhaps the most efficient and environment-friendly of all wood burning fireplaces ever invented by man.

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