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Exhibition of Vologda’s laces kicked off in Tehran, the capital of Iran and Tehran Province

The exhibition of Vologda’s lace started in Tehran on November 9 within the framework of the Russian Cultural Days. The Iranian cities of Tehran and Qazvin are playing host to the Russian Cultural Days organized by Russia’s Ministry of Culture.

Groups of Russian cultural figures and officials will carry out various programs during the six-day cultural festival, which will be organized at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Historical Complex and Qazvin’s cultural centres.

An exhibition of Russian traditional artworks will also be held at the Niavaran Cultural Historical Complex.

The exhibition of Vologda lace in Tehran will show amazing skills of our women in knitting. Vologda lace is a world famous brand, carefully keeping the ancient traditions of hand-made lace. Like a few centuries ago, it represents the glory of Russian lace, its impeccable quality and style.

Vologda has always been one of the main centres of Russian lace tatting, and in the 19th century it became the most famous one. It was that time when lace-makers began to tat lace patterns in the form of wonderful stars and snowflakes. Vologda lace reminds of hoarfrost on winter glass, which will disappear under the first rays of the March sun. It looks like a thin spider line, which will be torn by a waft of wind.

Elegant panels, napkins and tablecloths, light pelerines, cardigans and scarves (42 items all in all) will be on display in Tehran.

The Russian cultural delegation is also scheduled to visit a number of Iranian cultural centers and museums, and to hold meetings with a number of Iranian cultural figures and officials as well during their stay in Iran.

Vologda Oblast official website