Category Archives: Museums & Galleries

I’ve missed Russia – and my blog

To get myself in the mood for writing again, I’m remembering my most recent trip to Russia

Iceland – landscape and dress

I know it’s not in Russia or East Europe but Iceland made such an impact that I have to share it

Tibor Reich

Hungarian-born textile designer who influenced British interiors

Valentin Serov and Domotkanovo

A place of inspiration for a celebrated artist

Zinaida Serebryakova

A wonderful painter, particularly of women and children

The Russian Cotton Printing Industry – Part 2: Factory Production and Peasant Dress

The industry in the 19th and early 20th century

2015 Travels – Moravia

A week’s tour of the eastern part of the Czech Republic

The Russian Cotton Printing Industry – Part 1: Block printing

Before the 1917 Revolution Russia produced huge quantities of printed cotton textiles

Russian treats

A day of splendid surprises

Festival of Folk Music and Dance at the Ethnographic Museum, Prague

Colourful costumes from all over the Czech Republic