The pattern on the square near the Media Center is the largest in the park. It consists of 16 fragments of ornaments from all over Russia: painted chests of the north, Bilibin’s roosters, geometric motifs of Chuvash embroidery, patterns from the costume of Nivkh dolls, Mansi veils, Kostroma nika, the horn-shaped element of Vladikavkaz patterns, floral patterns of the ancient cities of the Volgograd region, trees from an Oryol towel, motifs from Yaroslavl tiles, a Dagestani carpet, Rostov foliate embroidery, elements of pattern on a woman’s wedding bib from Udmurtia – all combined in a single composition to clearly show the diversity of the peoples of our country and the unique beauty of their decorative styles.
Motif of a Nivkh pattern based on an early 20th-century embroidery pattern, created at the mouth of the Amur River or on the northern part of Sakhalin Island. The motif symbolises the universe and nature. Dead irrational nature does not exist for the Nivkh people; on the contrary, all nature is endowed with life and intelligence.
An element of Nivkh patterned embroidery based on a sample from the costume of a children’s toy from the early 20th century. Among the peoples of the Far East toys are characterized by a combination of mythology and religion, games and reality.
Pattern element of Udyghe armlets from the early twentieth century, Khabarovsk region. The ends of the sleeves were enveloped by armlets (a strip of fabric). Festive armlets were decorated with such embroidery.
Motif of traditional Ingush ornament based on 18th-century felt appliqué. Woolcraft took special place among the handicrafts of Ingushetia. Each craftswoman or family had an exclusive design that was passed from mother to daughter.
Element of patterned embroidery from a towel made in the Rostov region in the late 19th century.
Fragment of the pattern on a Dagestani prayer carpet from the early 20th century. The pattern consists of geometrized trees and birds surrounded by rhombuses and other geometric figures.
Pattern motif based on a sample of Khardgakhud gold embroidery on a hood made in Vladikavkaz in the 16th to 19th centuries. Khardgakhud is a type of embroidery with gold or silver threads fastened by attaching stitches.
Element of the pattern on a 15th-century tiled medallion made in the city of Sarai Berke (now in the Volgograd region).
Element of the pattern on a peasant towel from the Oryol province of the 1890s. The initial composition is based on two straight crosses made of rhombuses surrounded by foliate motifs.
Fragments of the pattern on a kika woman’s headdress made in the Galich district of the Kostroma region in the late 18th to early 19th century.
Fragment of the pattern from tiled decoration at the Church of Nikola Mokryi, built in the city of Yaroslavl in the 1690s.
Element of the pattern from an 18th-century Chuvash perkenchek (a large wedding shawl or bedspread). The patterns reflect the ancient folk tradition of a square universe.
Motif of a pattern based on an illustration by I.Ya. Bilibin for the Russian folk tale ‘The Frog Princess’, created in the late 19th to early 20th century in central Russia.
Elements of an Udmurt woman’s wedding bib pattern (kabachi) from the 19th century. This form of ornament on the bride’s costume was a form of protection, based on the belief that evil spirits could take possession of her during the wedding ritual.
Motif from a pattern of the Mansi people from a veil for a sacrificial animal (deer). The horseman symbolizes the youngest son of the supreme deity Mir-Susne-Khum (literally ‘the man who observes the world’).
Элемент узора сундука, созданный в начале XX века в Вологодской и северной части Ярославской областей. Узор содержит крупную декоративную роспись и кованые полосы железа.