Tuesday

the doll museum

Today we visited a lovely gem of a museum tucked away in a less visited part of St. Petersburg. I discovered it last summer and the girls and I happily returned this year. And this year they started allowing photography, so I have lots to show. Quite a bit of the displays are behind glass, I only managed one good picture of those and it just happens to be an art quilt. A pretty scene done with sheers and solids and even denim. Unfortunately I could not find the name of the artist anywhere. There were dolls in all sorts of genres, representing fairytales and literary characters from all over the world. On the second floor you can even watch artisans at work. The biggest art quilt I loved was a very traditional style firebird hung high above the displays.

5 comments:

Rebekah said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Makes me want to start making dolls again!

Kristin L said...

What a wonderful collection. There seems to be such a whimsy and great play with fabrics in Russian fiber art. The furry guy with horns is fantastic!

maggiegracecreates said...

I am in love with that Angel. I hope it is okay to have used a photo and linked back directly to this post.

She is beautiful

norma said...

What a great place to take your little girls. They must have loved it, I know I would.

Vivien said...

What a wonderful find! I'm sure you all had a great time. Did the girls have a favorite?