Russian post issued a set of stamps in Russian Arts and Crafts series featuring various artistic ceramic tiles of Russian regions.
Ceramic tiles are the products made from the clay in the form of box-like plates or curved parts.
Each of the tiles are individually independent work of arts and crafts.
Ceramic decorative tiles are used in Russia for decoration of palaces and temples, as well as for lining furnaces.
They depicted hunting scenes and battles, heroes of fairy tales, fables and legends, real and fantastic animals, characters Slavic mythology, vegetable and graphic designs.
Tiles lined Princely House of Uglich, built in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, the Great Ustyug, Yaroslavl, Kostroma .
In Moscow, tiles decorated St. Basil’s Cathedral, Trinity Church Nikitniki, Krutitskii tower.
In the estate Abramtsevo near Moscow on sketches by Mikhail Vrubel and with his direct participation were built great furnace – true works of arts and crafts.
Title: Russian Arts and Crafts through Ceramic tiles
Date of Issue: 4 August 2015
Denominations: 20 p x 8
Source: Russia Post
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