Thursday, 4 October 2012


Samovar is a part of life and destiny of Russian people, one of the well-known symbols of Old-time Russia.

Samovar, Lilia Dolganova, 1997
Samovar is reflected in Russian proverbs and sayings, in works of Russian classic writers and artists.
Merchant's wife by Boris Kustodiev, 1915
Maidens with samovar, Stanislav Babuk, 2004
Teatime by Anna Silivonchik, 
And of course, working on our collecton "Russian spirit" we could not pass by this famous Russian item!
Though, originally samovars were made of metalls, to my mind to suit the idea of Russian Blackwork, it should be crimson when talk about embroidery.
What do you think of it?

1 comment:

  1. I think you are right, beautiful in red. I like "blackwork" as its very accommodating to colour schemes!