Friday, January 16, 2009

Valenki felted Russian boots with flower embroideries


In the Trib I read a wonderful article about the Russian country wool felted boots - Valenki -with naive embroideries made by Olga Chernikova (they even include her email address and addresses in Moscow that sell them). Certainly the perfect boot for the frosty weather they inspire one to mix bright folkloric appliques and embroideries ... hmmm ... in unexpected ways.I love the little white child's boots in the above photo from wikipedia .

2 comments:

olga said...

All kinds of valenki are finally at www.rusclothing.com!

Erin said...

I love the colors and designs on this website. I think a good idea for a design would involve russian hats.