Photographs by: Konstantinos Chatziantoniou.
forthcoming: Luba Dovgan Nurse, Mary M. Brooks and Dinah Eastop Authenticity in the revival of Orthodox ecclesiastical embroidery in post-Soviet Russia, accepted for ‘The Real Thing?’: The Value of Authenticity and Replication for Investigation and Conservation’ conference at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, 6-7 December, 2012.
I just found this new great source of images of Orthodox ecclesiastical embroidery, it offers selection by date, origin, workshop, language of inscription, created by the St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University in St. Petersburg.
In Russia ecclesiastical embroidery was undermined during the Soviet period, it revival began in the late 1980s and is ongoing. Traditionally it is done by women unlike that for example in England (Opus Anglicanum) or in Greece (Greek Orthodox Church).
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