Russian kerchiefs date back to the end of the 17 century and it is due to Russian craftsmen that this head dress is well known all over the world and became a symbol of Russia. But unlike matrioshkas Pavloposadskie platki (babushkas) have a large scale practical application along with esthetic value.
Making these head dresses Russian craftsmen used the famous patterns from other cultures: Indian lotus, designs of antique vases, flowers, birds, ancient symbols and many other patterns. But the main theme of Pavlo-Posadskie babushkas is the life of Russian people. The artists manage to catch in fabric scenes from everyday life: happy and uplifting moments along with hardships and sorrow… Читать полностью »