Friday, August 18, 2017

Mamin-Sibiryak House Museum to display rare book on Russian lace

On Wednesday, the Mamin-Sibiryak House Museum will unveil a one-day exhibition of a rare book on Russian lace.

"Lace has always been a sense of solemnity, something beautiful, airy, clean," exhibition organizers said, according to Ekburg.ru. "Where in Russia was the first Russian lace developed? [This book is] the first attempt to combine in one general picture, everything that was known about lace and needlework by the end of the 19th century."

The book includes 77 tables of stain with lace and 270 images of lacework presented in historical sequence, with depicted pieces dating from the middle of the 15th century to 1885, Ekburg.ru reports.

The book's one-day exhibition, which starts at 4 p.m., was organized with support from the Yekaterinburg Museum of Folk Art and the Joint Ural Writers Museum.