HALL 6. PRECIOUS FABRICS, PICTORIAL AND ORNAMENTAL EMBROIDERY OF THE 14TH - 18TH CENTURIES. RUSSIAN SECULAR DRESS OF THE 16TH - EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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Hall 6. Precious fabrics, pictorial and ornamental embroidery of the 14th - 18th centuries. Russian secular dress of the 16th - early 20th centuryThe collection is distinguished by various precious fabrics, fine safety of the textiles and their particular historical importance. 

Church vestments, e.g. saccoses, phelonions, mitres, orarions, belonged to Russian Metropolitans and Patriarchs. The saccos of First Moscow Metropolitan Peter is extremely valuable. Clothes from Russian Tsars' wardrobes - nalatnikzipun (a homespun coat), figured (tight, close-fitting) caftanferezeyaplatno of Peter the Great – demonstrate characteristics of Old Russian ceremonial clothes and decorations.

Coronation dress, accessories and a coronation mantle of Russian Emperors and Empresses help to discover important features of the state coronation ceremony.Rare samples of pictorial artistic embroidery complete the display.

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