Decorative Easter Eggs

Decorative Easter Eggs

It is being said that the history of Easter eggs dates back to the early days of Christianity, when Mary Magdalene gave the Roman emperor Tuberous an egg as an Easter present. In many countries, an egg was the symbol of eternal life. That is why Mary chose such a present. Surprised by Mary's story of Christ's resurrection, the emperor said: "Resurrection is as impossible as this egg's turning red". At that moment, the egg he was holding turned red to prove Mary's words. Since those days, Russian Orthodox people exchange eggs on Easter day.
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Gzhel Porcelain

Gzhel Porcelain

Gzhel porcelain decorated with fancy blue painting has acquired wide popularity in the whole wide world. Its value consists in its uniqueness and decoration. Gzhel ware is decorated with flowers, leaves, bunches, and garlands of flowers. They are painted with the only colour - blue cobalt, which is laid using either wide and rich dabs or hardly noticeable touches of the brush. Touches of different intensity create a rich, bright, and very impressive picture.
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History of Wooden Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

History of Wooden Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Nesting dolls are the best known and most popular of all Russian souvenirs. The Russian word for these wooden dolls is matryoshka, but they are also called matrioshka, matreshka, matriochka, babushka or babooshka dolls, babushka's doll, matroshka, matruska, matryushka, and stacking dolls. Whatever you want to call them, nesting dolls have a fascinating history, and they are the classic Russian gift.
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