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Sanna Annukka, Finland

LOVE THESE SHAPES! - Sanna Annukka Illustration – Illustration inspiration on MONOmoda. I think the house and trees in the upper right would be a neat tattoo.

Народное искусство каргопольской земли » Перуница

Народное искусство каргопольской земли » Перуница

ДЕРЕВО — ДОМ — ХРАМ В РУССКОМ НАРОДНОМ ИСКУССТВЕ. И. М. Денисова » Перуница

ДЕРЕВО — ДОМ — ХРАМ В РУССКОМ НАРОДНОМ ИСКУССТВЕ. И. М. Денисова » Перуница

Туркменские мотивы

For Turkmen embroideries most characteristic filling with patterned frame parts

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Russian Folk

This is so cool: deer, birds, cats and Mother Earth/birth goddess totally mutating into dandelions :)

This is so cool: deer, birds, cats and Mother Earth/birth goddess totally mutating into dandelions.

Depictions of the goddess are common in Russian embroidery, traditionally associated with fertility. Birds are associated with goddess worship. A smaller daughter or minor goddess often accompanies the great goddess intended to represent reproductive fertility. This language of visual motifs originated in Pagan times and continued to be used in embroidery after the Christianization of Russia. Later depictions of the goddess are very stylized, resembling a plant or tree of life, as in this…

Depictions of the goddess are common in Russian embroidery, traditionally associated with fertility. Birds are associated with Goddess worship for their proximity to divine beings through their home in the sky.