Russian Patchwork

Russian Patchwork
Suzdal patchwork ‘From Suzdal to Russia with love’

When they say “quilt”, or “patchwork” many still imagine grandmother’s colorful patchwork blankets, collected over many years. However, modern masters of Russian Patchwork create such textile masterpieces that successfully participate at the international exhibitions of folk art, exposed in museums, bought by private collectors. At the beginning of XX century patchwork collage attracted the attention of avant-garde artists and futurists engaged in the search for new means of expression. After the revolution, this type of sewing was not included in the list of state-supported forms of decorative and applied arts. Later Russian Patchwork was a sign of poverty, a reminder of a period of war and devastation experienced by Russia. Interest in this type of decorative art was revived in the 90s of XX century.

Russian Patchwork. Suzdal patchwork on fairy tales theme
Russian Patchwork. Suzdal patchwork on fairy tales theme

Russia has long been on the prudent use of common fabric produced at home (to the XVIII century in the country mainly used hand-loom fabrics). It is known that in the XVII century in the medium of Old Believers used rag rugs, called “hand assistant”. These rugs symbolically portrayed nine ranks of angels.

Russian patchwork masters traditionally used Ivanovo cotton. Such blanket – an indispensable attribute of Russian peasant house decoration, where comfort was created by the talented female hand. Beautifully made quilt blankets were made not only for interior decoration, they were in practical use, making the coldest night warm. When parents collected the bride’s dowry, they didn’t forget to add quilt. Baby blanket was carefully sewed.

Russian Patchwork
Patchwork on Klimt ‘Kiss’

Harmonious combination of fabrics of different color and geometric solutions can achieve unique flavor. Its diversity and multicolored patchwork things attract our attention. They are applicable for decoration kitchen, bedroom (napkins, potholders hot, tablecloths, pillowcases, comforters, blankets) or living room (decorative panel) . As accessories (smart bag, purse) or clothing (elegant summer suit or quilted vest).

Russian Patchwork
Patchwork on Russian fairy-tale
Patchwork 'Once upon a time there lived a grandfather and a grandmother'
Patchwork ‘Once upon a time there lived a grandfather and a grandmother’
The exhibition hall of folk art (Ivanovo)
The exhibition hall of folk art (Ivanovo)
The exhibition hall of folk art (Ivanovo)
The exhibition hall of folk art (Ivanovo)

It was not only common interests, but also a distinct genre of decorative art. In Russia every two years (since 1997) is held Festival “Russian Patchwork Mosaic”, which demonstrates the talents of patchwork artists. From 18 December 2013 to 22 February 2014 in the exhibition hall of folk art (Ivanovo) works anniversary exhibition of folk club studio ‘Patchwork Mosaic’.

the carousel
the carousel
Twin brothers
Twin brothers
Blue hen with chickens
Blue hen with chickens
Catch, fish, big and small, patchwork
Catch, fish, big and small, patchwork
exhibition hall of patchwork
exhibition hall of patchwork
Family portrait. Part of the exhibition is thematic 'One day in the life of a cat and her friends'
Family portrait. Part of the exhibition is thematic ‘One day in the life of a cat and her friends’
From 18 December 2013 to 22 February 2014 in the exhibition hall of folk art (Ivanovo) works anniversary exhibition of folk club studio 'Patchwork Mosaic'
From 18 December 2013 to 22 February 2014 in the exhibition hall of folk art (Ivanovo) works anniversary exhibition of folk club studio ‘Patchwork Mosaic’
Golden cockerel
Golden cockerel
Granny's garden, patchwork
Granny’s garden, patchwork
Harmony in red
Harmony in red
l'amour, patchwork art
L’Amour, patchwork art
Let it always be sunshine (detail)
Let it always be sunshine (detail)
Let it always be sunshine
Let it always be sunshine
Meetings at oak, patchwork
Meetings at oak, patchwork
Oriental motif
Oriental motif
Patchwork blanket and a cat
Patchwork blanket and a cat
Patchwork 'from the life of cats and kittens'
Patchwork ‘from the life of cats and kittens’
Patchwork 'golden ripe ear of wheat in a field'
Patchwork ‘golden ripe ear of wheat in a field’
Patchwork 'Masha and the Bear'
Patchwork ‘Masha and the Bear’
Patchwork 'moonlight cats'
Patchwork ‘moonlight cats’
Patchwork 'Needlewoman'
Patchwork ‘Needlewoman’
Patchwork 'old songs'
Patchwork ‘old songs’
Patchwork on fairy-tale (detail)
Patchwork on fairy-tale (detail)
Patchwork on fairy-tale (detail)
Patchwork on fairy-tale (detail)
Patchwork on fairy-tale (detail)
Patchwork on fairy-tale (detail)
Patchwork on fairy-tale (detail)
Patchwork on fairy-tale (detail)
Patchwork 'one day of cat's life'
‘one day of cat’s life’ Patchwork
Patchwork 'only you'
‘only you’ Patchwork
Patchwork 'Spring Quadrille'
Patchwork ‘Spring Quadrille’
Patchwork 'Squares'
‘Squares’
Patchwork 'Tsar rooms'
‘Tsar rooms’
Patchwork 'wolf'
Patchwork ‘wolf’
Russian Patchwork
Russian Patchwork
Selling patchwork
Selling patchwork

 

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