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Please, watch news story
about The Museum of Lace in the city of Vologda
and the lace-making company "Snezhinka” (Snowflake).

Double click on the video for full screen.
 

Russian lace is known the world over.
The names of many ancient Russian towns -
Vologda, Yelets, Ryazan, Vyatka -
come to mind when the words "Russian lace" are mentioned.
But Vologda lace is the most famous.

Vologda lace-making started in the 16th and 17th centuries,
but it became a handicraft industry only in the first quarter of the 19th century.

The present development of lace weaving in Vologda and in Russia is above all associated with
the "Snezhinka" lace company.

In the Soviet period the women lace-makers formed artels, which became the Vologda Lace Union in 1930.
in 1960 they organized the Snezhinka Vologda Lace Association.

In 1964 a lace-making factory was set up in Vologda which was named “Snezhinka” (or “Snowflake”)
after the tablecloth created by Victoria Elfina, the factory’s chief artist.
The tablecloth took months of backbreaking work.
For four months Victoria laid the pattern on cardboard, then 25 women wove the cloth on fragments for two months,
and another three months went to connect the fragments into one whole with a special hook.
The result of a nine-month effort was a monumental piece of work which stays unparalleled to this day.

The Vologda factory continues to keep the brand high and the Vologda laces stay popular in Russia and abroad.
Russian celebrities often place orders for stage outfits with the Vologda lace-makers and never go disappointed since the laces,
done Russian-style, look graceful and out of this world.

Vologda lace won the highest prize at the Paris Lace Exhibition for its novelty and artistic quality.
At the lace exhibition in Brussels, Vologda lace was awarded the gold medal.

The unique lace of designers, skillful lace makers, and embroiders has been exhibited at numerous Russian locations and at foreign fairs in Chicago,
New York, Montreal, Leipzig, Delhi, Helsinki, and the company has been constantly awarded with gold, silver, and bronze medals, diplomas, and honorary certificates.

The lace is made by hand using bobbins. Using flax thread, the hands of lace makers follow the patterns created by lace designers,
many of whom are awarded with honorary titles such as Honorary Artist of Russia and are winners of Repin State Prize.

 

Selected references:
"Russian Lace" by Galina Olgina. "Soviet Life", 1970.
"Russian Bobbin Lace". Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 

 

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