Russian Handicrafts: goldwork embroidery
That’s really what literally can be called “fine art”!
April 25, 2019 at 08:45
“Gold embroidery craft known in Russia since the X century, thanks to Princess Olga. She brought this art from Byzantium, where caught local women embroider at the court of gold, – says Galina Sharapova, Deputy Director of the tourism factory “Torzhok seamstresses”. – Torzhok – the historical birthplace of this industry in Russia. We keep the tradition of gold embroidery from the XII century.”
This thread contains 5-8% of the gold. It is not passed through the fabric and sewn on top of the product silk threads, which saves precious material. Local craftswomen embroidered gold icons, clothing, footwear and headgear, they ordered products members of the ruling dynasty. Zolotym sewing has been decorated dress of Catherine the great, and the costumes of the Royal family to the coronation of Alexander II.
About these and other facts in detail of the gold embroidery Museum at the factory “Torzhok seamstresses”, here masters share secrets of the craft.