russian embroidery

Free Easy Cross, Pattern Maker, PCStitch Charts + Free Historic Old Pattern Books: (Collected Velikorusskih & Malorossiyskih patterns for embroidery)

Russian Blackwork

different types of traditional Russian headdresses (up left to right): Kichka (Kika), Venets, Povyazka; down: Kokoshnik (two types) "If you ignore tradition, you ignore what we are made of"

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the younger of Russia

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna - the daughter of Russian Emperor Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Maria married Prince Alfred the Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

Jewelry of Novgorod (Website is in Russian)

Jewelry of Novgorod (Website is in Russian). It is to be noted that Novgorod was once ruled by Grand-Princes of Kievan-Rus origin - they were NOT Russian!