The Tula Museum hosts an exhibition of Dagestan embroidery

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An exhibition “Masterpieces of Dagestan Craftswomen” has opened in the Tula Art Museum.

Dagestan embroidery is one of the arts of Dagestan folk art. This handicraft was the craft of women from the upper classes. Many products had ritual significance and were associated with major events in a person’s life: birth, wedding, death, etc.

The declared exhibition contains exhibits from the collection of the Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts. P.S. Gamzatova. The exposition includes 61 items. The museum presents elements of everyday life and clothing: pillow covers, handbags for handicrafts, shoes, boots, bags (including khurjin – the national oriental bag), scarves, curtains for a niche, head jewelry, a watch case.

The center of the exhibition is a prayer rug made of raspberry velvet. The exhibition includes embroidered panels of various sizes and colors. The basis of all products is made of natural fabrics: velvet, silk, broadcloth, cotton fabric. Some of them are decorated with silver, coral, pearls, amber. The patterns are embroidered with gold threads.

The exhibition runs from July 24 to September 14, 2020.

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