Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pavlovsky Posad Shawls - Unit 8

Stumbling failed me this time, but I did get to this indirectly by browsing English Russia:

The town of Pavlovsky Posad is known for its exquisite shawls with intricate needlework and elaborate designs. An ancient Russian town about sixty kilometers from Moscow, it is widely known as the home of hereditary textile workers. The Textile Finishing Factory has been creating shawls since 1795. The secret dye formulas were created by various artisans and have been passed down through generations of textile craftsmen at Pavlovsky.

The shawls are rather pretty and amazing to look at. I found some examples through a simple Google search, and if you want to do the same and see some more just image search "Pavlovsky Posad shawls."

For the full article on the Russian Life site click here.

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