Samurai Helmets

Samurai Helmets

Munich’s Kunsthalle is currently showing selected pieces from Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller’s Samurai Collection in Dallas, Texas. The selection includes armor and weapons as well as household items, but I was most impressed by the numerous helmets. Their design is often unique and highly elaborate, much…

Traditional Russian Embroidery

Traditional Russian Embroidery

A conversation about Russian embroidery with Marianna Medvedeva, a teacher of ancient crafts and the creator of the Museum of Russian Embroidery. Directed by Julia Chupina. Traditions with Marianne Medvedeva, a teacher of old style needlework. She is also in charge of the Embroidery and…