Old-school coin purse

Very firm, vegetable-tanned cowhide (frame 6 mm, base 4 mm thick), drawn over a mandrel and sewn with open edges in.

In the center is goddess Makosh.     Makosh was among seven most important deities in Slavic pantheon in Rus' before it was christianised mentioned in the Tale of Bygone Years chronicle.  After Christianity she was linked to Paraskeva Pyatnitsa. Makosh is goddess of spinning and fertility linked to Friday. She is a well  known deity  and common in folk arts in eastern Slavic countries.

Mezen River, which flows in the Arkhangelsk region, gave its name to the amazing in its beauty and originality of Russian painting - Mezen.

Елизавета Нечипоренко. Кукла в костюме крестьянки 18 века

Елизавета Нечипоренко. Кукла в костюме крестьянки 18 века

Сухарев Максим originally shared to Slavic mythology (slavic pagan art):   "Mother is at the bottom, Father is on top" http://vesemir.blogspot.ru/2014/07/blog-post_11.html

Сухарев Максим originally shared to Slavic mythology (slavic pagan art): "Mother is at the bottom, Father is on top"

Russian Embroidery, Folk Embroidery, Cross Stitch Embroidery, Embroidery Patterns, Stencil Patterns, Loom Patterns, Knitting Patterns, Rune Symbols, Esoteric Symbols

Обережные куклы. Два отчёта в одном. Питер и Москва. - Ярмарка Мастеров - ручная работа, handmade

Обережные куклы. Два отчёта в одном. Питер и Москва. - Ярмарка Мастеров - ручная работа, handmade

Кукла-образ. Домотканое полотно,хлопок,лён,шерсть,береста, ручная набойка. Январь,2014г. В частной коллекции. Яна Волкова

Кукла-образ. Домотканое полотно,хлопок,лён,шерсть,береста, ручная набойка. Январь,2014г. В частной коллекции. Яна Волкова

Куклы Шитьё Кукла-мотанка Ткань фото 41

Куклы Шитьё Кукла-мотанка Ткань фото 41

Europe - Russia/Kaluga

The two pieces of Kaluga embroidery on the apron are clearly visible, however. Here is a color photograph from the same book showing a closeup of the lower part of a similar apron. FolkCostume&Embroidery: South Russian Costume of Kaluga Province

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