30 dec 11.  An old traditional embroidery usually seen at Karelian/orthodox cloths called "käspaikka".

30 dec An old traditional embroidery usually seen at Karelian/orthodox cloths called "käspaikka". My grandma loved embroidery.

Beautiful folk embroideries of Ingria, the geographical area of Russia near Finland and historically ethnic Finns | FolkCostume: Costumes and Embroidery of Ingria, part 1

Ingria ~ Beautiful folk embroideries of Ingria, the geographical area of Russia near Finland and historically ethnic Finns ~ Folk Costume: Costumes and Embroidery of Ingria

Вышиванка-оберег: какие узоры считаются самыми сильными

Mother Earth - a powerful defense of the family and home. This pattern certainly embroidered on rushnyk when sent to a husband or a son in the war. - Charm: what patterns are considered to be the most powerful -

obereg-makosh-vyshivka Ancient Goddess - Slavic  ukrainian  mokosk marena goddess of harvest winter death

obereg-makosh-vyshivka (=embroidery) Ancient Goddess - Slavic ukrainian mokosk marena goddess of harvest winter death

Keskellä oleva naishahmo on perinteen mukaisesti kädet kohotettuna ylöspäin siunaavassa asennossa

Keskellä oleva naishahmo on perinteen mukaisesti kädet kohotettuna ylöspäin…

An old traditional embroidery usually seen at Karelian/orthodox cloths called "käspaikka".

An old traditional embroidery usually seen at Karelian/orthodox cloths called "käspaikka".

Karjalaista etupistokirjontaa. Kaikki ohjeet perinteisten mallien pohjalta suunnitellut Taru Auranne

These are patterns from Finnish embroidery. It is typically referred to as “Käspaikka” It is a technique also popular in the Karelian region of northern Russia.

Europe - Finland, Russia/Karelia, käspaikka, Goddess Mokosh

I’ve come to associate these female figures in Slavic embroidery as the goddess Mokosh. In Elizabeth Wayland Barber’s book The Dancing Goddess: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance she identifies them as Bereghinya “Protectress”.

Elämänpuuaiheinen käspaikka teoksesta Leena Säppi: Käspaikka - muistiliinaEurope - Finland, Russia/Karelia, käspaikka

Elämänpuuaiheinen käspaikka teoksesta Leena Säppi: Käspaikka - muistiliinaEurope - Finland, Russia/Karelia, käspaikka

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