A workshop that makes vestments for priests, recreates Pomor clothing, and does embroidery. (“Scarlet Robe” – that’s how “Bagryanitsa”, the name of the workshop, translates.)

листовка 2Address and contact: Kandalaksha, ulitsa Frunze 9, +7 911 301 3797, +7 911 305 0721, master.ruk@yandex.ru.

Machine and manual embroidery. Pearls, corrals, malachite, carnelian, amethyst(of which there is a lot in Kola), muranova glass, Swarovski crystals, beads, gimp, lace and much more I don’t know the meaning of. Souvenirs, brooches, paintings, panels,cosmetics bags etc. Clergy vestments, liturgy sets, prayer book covers and such. Traditional Pomor clothing, elements of old woman’s clothing, historic reconstructions. Custom orders, workshops.

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“Bagryanitsa” about itself:

Through epochs and generations

Gold embroidery – that’s what we are about.

Gold embroidery is an ancient technique. There are samples dating back as far as the 10th century. Gold embroidery originated in the Byzantine Empire. After the fall of Constantinople in 1453 this technique became associated with the kingdom of Moscow and then, as it grew, with the whole of Russia, and became one of its symbols. After decades of neglect it is back to its rightful place, and we are proud to be part of the trend.

Items made using this technique are not only beautiful but practical and durable. Some examples: purses, collars, book covers, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, pins etc.

We also make bedding, plaids, table covers, pillow cases and other items from linen, a beautiful lasting natural material.

Although we are traditional and even conservative, we haven’t quite escaped the lures of the computer age. Bring us your picture in .jpg, we’ll shove it into the computer, and the machine will do the rest.

Write to mast.ruk@yandex.ru in Russian, Suomi (Finnish), or English. Call us at +7 911 301 3979 (Russian only). Our site is www.mast-ruk.ru. We are always happy to talk to anyone who shares our interest and fascination with this ancient art.

Valentina Lisina & Irina Semenova

Ul. Frunze dom 9
Murmansk oblast
RUSSIA 184042

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