Часопіс Soviet Life, 1979, No. 2 (269), сс. 40–43
THE Byelorussian village of Neglyubka is famous for its weavers. Since time immemorial the women there have woven clothes tablecloths and rushniks towels with designs.
The rushnik has an important place in Byelorussian life It is more than a household article or an object of art. At one time rushniks literally accompanied a person from the cradle to the grave. Infants were placed on rushniks that were later used to lower their coffins into the graves. Also these towels were a must in a bride's dowry. They were hung up for display in her nances home for the entire village to see. Even today the loaves of bread and salt that are brought out to welcome an honored guest are always placed on a colorful rushnik.
Through the years the faces of the needlewomen may be different but the Neglyubka rushniks retain their beauty. The younger generation of craftswomen cherishes the folk art of Byelorussian weaving but enriches old traditions. Green blue and yellow are now beginning to appear in the towels alongside the customary red white and black In addition the designs are becoming more intricate and their freshness is attracting the attention of art critics.
The creations of the Neglyubka craftswomen have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, France, Belgium and Japan as well as throughout the Soviet Union. The wooden shuttles with multicolored thread do wonders in the deft hands of the Neglyubka weavers. The craftswomen like their grandmothers and great grandmothers are creating inimitable designs for today's Byelorussian rushniks.
Выкладчык: Уладзімір Лобач
Аб’ём: 70 урокаў, 14 гадзін відэа, 127 тэставых пытанняў
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