Most of the Russian handicrafts were developed through the centuries. To get aquatinted with them you could either visit the most distant villages across entire country – from the north to the south and from the west to the east – or come to the museum and see some of the best examples.
Many of the handicrafts were transformed by craftsmen to become high quality art.
You can see on display:
Wooden and birch back carving and painting from Khokhloma, Gorodets, Veliky Ustyug, Kudrino, Sergiev Posad, Bogorodskoye, Dagestan, Kiev, Siberia and the Far East.
Artistic bone carving (lace-like chiseled ornaments, sculpture, colored engraving) from Kholmogory, Chukotka, Yakutia, Tobolsk and Khotkovo.
Furniture (19-20 cc.) produced by the studios of Abramtsevo, Talashkino, Sergiev Posad, decorated furniture from the Russian North.
Ceramic and majolica toys, vessels and figurines from Dagestan, Dymkovo, Gzhel.
Textile costumes, embroidery, weaving, printed textile, lace, carpets and tapestry, decorative textile, beads from Volga region, the Far East, the North Caucasus, Torzhok, Krestsy, Mstera, Ivanovo, Kadom, Tarusa, Sapozhok, Vologda, Yelets, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kursk, Voronezh, Tambov; Tobolsk, Kursk, Saratov
Lacquered miniatures, painted on papier mache and on wood from Palekh, Kholuy and Mstera.
Authored painting and graphics, sketches of porcelain, glass, textile pattens and costume designs, lacquer miniature, industrial graphics (cigarette and match boxes).Opened for visitors:
Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 10 am – 6 pm
Thursdays 10 am – 9 pm Saturdays 12 am – 8 pm
Ticket office is closed one hour earlier than the exposition.
Day off: Tuesdays, last Monday of every month.
Entrance fee: 250 rub/person
taking pictures (no flash) for free (on the permanent expositions)