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Tambov region's New Year tree: Tambov wolf and unusual embroidery

Tambov region's New Year tree: Tambov wolf and unusual embroidery
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Photo: Press Office of the RUSSIA EXPO
18.12.2023

The main element of the New Year decoration of the region's fir tree are embroidery and ornaments, which are presented in the form of real products of the region's craftsmen, on dolls in traditional outfits, on mittens, and also on stylized garlands.Tambov embroidery became famous far beyond the province in the XIX century - it is very different from the Russian folk embroidery, formed in Orel, Kaluga, Ryazan and other provinces.

One of the oldest techniques of Tambov embroidery is double-sided smooth sewing with colored silk threads and stitch "painting on the cloth", which was used to decorate women's clothing, towels, tablecloths.

Photo: Press Office of the RUSSIA EXPO

The image of the famous Tambov wolf is also present on the New Year tree. It is unknown where this idiom came from. This kind of wolf does not exist in nature.The expression "Tambov wolf is your comrade" is one of the most common phraseological units in our speech.

Photo: Press Office of the RUSSIA EXPO

The idiom has so firmly entered the consciousness of Russians that in the city of Tambov a monument to the Tambov wolf was erected, which immediately became a landmark of the city.

Photo: Press Office of the RUSSIA EXPO

On the Main Alley of VDNH visitors are greeted by New Year fir trees, each representing a region of the country. The RUSSIA EXPO is open from Tuesday through Sunday, Monday is a technical day. The best time to visit is in the mornings and weekdays, but the exposition is open to everyone on weekends as well. All expositions and events are free of charge.

Photo: Press Office of the RUSSIA EXPO
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