Spinning Wheels in Belozersk Museum Collection
Talking about wooden household items and tools, mostly spinning wheels have come down to us. The spinning wheel was a constant accessory in the life of a Russian woman – from youth to old age. A lot of heartfelt warmth was put in its artistic design. Very often a spinning wheel was made by a young master for his bride. And then, not only skill and talent, but also all those lofty thoughts and aspirations, dreams of beauty that youth is capable of, were put while decorating this item, which the guy brought to his betrothed as a sign of love and respect. Sometimes a spinning wheel was made for a young wife, sometimes a famous and highly experienced craftsman decorated a spinning wheel as a dowry for the happiness of his daughter. And in each of them, the master, most often unknown to us, put a particle of his soul as an artist. Women kept their spinning wheels lifelong and handed over them as a memory of their mother to the next generation.
Russian Folks Wood Carving and Painting by O. Kruglova. Moscow, 1983
Belozersk Museum of History and Arts/SPINNING WHEELS IN BELOZERSK MUSEUM COLLECTION/ Prepared by T. Bogomolova/Photo by A. Belyakov and S. Belyakov/Typography by S. Gromov/ Edited by T. Alekseeva/Approved to print on 20.12.05/Format 60Х90/16/Enameled paper/Type font Arial Суг/Offset printing/Circulation 500/Volna Newspaper Office/ 161250, 17, Lesnaya street, Lipin Bor, Vologda region.
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