Video: Old Russian female jewelry headdress of the 11th - 13th centuries, drawings-reconstruction by Oleg Fedorov
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:10
Oleg Fedorov's drawings-reconstructions stand out against the background of the historical works of other artists primarily due to the reliability of the smallest details. Fedorov's reconstructions are based on current archaeological and scientific data; many works have been created for major museums in collaboration with leading scientists and specialists. A selection of drawings on the theme of ancient Russian women's jewelry headdress gives us the opportunity to see how our great-great- (50 times great) -grandmothers could have looked almost a thousand years ago.
Scientists claim that virtually every fair-skinned European is a descendant or relative of at least one of the European royal houses. It can be assumed that almost every inhabitant of the European part of Russia, Ukraine or Belarus is a descendant or relative of at least one of the Russian princely families. This means that it is quite possible that we see our distant grandmothers in the drawings-reconstructions of the ancient Russian women's headdress.
Thanks to the works of Oleg Fedorov, the heroes of Old Russian chronicles and epics acquire authentic faces, appearing before their descendants as real people. And it immediately becomes clear that despite the difference of a thousand years, by and large the life of our ancestors was not much different from ours. We love and hate alike, make friends and fight, have fun and be sad, raise children and die.
Under the impression of the ancient Russian female images of the artist Fedorov, the emotional experiences of an unknown woman in love who lived in Novgorod at the beginning of the 12th century become close and understandable. A birch bark letter with her letter to her beloved was found by archaeologists during excavations:
Oleg Vladimirovich Fedorov was born in the city of Omsk in 1964. In 1988 he graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). He worked at the film studio. Gorky, taught painting and drawing at the Moscow Art Theater School.
From the beginning of the 1990s he became interested in history. Began to engage in the reconstruction of clothing, weapons, everyday life of Russian and steppe warriors of the Middle Ages (9-17 centuries). Since 1996, Fedorov's works have been published in various journals, scientific and popular science books of Russian and foreign publishing houses.
In 1996 he took part with drawings-reconstructions in the exhibition "From the Varangians to the Greeks" of the State Historical Museum (SHM). Since that time, he began to constantly cooperate with museum and scientific workers, archaeologists, historians. Fedorov's drawings-reconstructions are based on reliable archaeological and scientific data, many works were created in collaboration with leading scientists and specialists. The last most famous drawings-reconstructions were made for the new exposition of the State Military-Historical Museum-Reserve "Kulikovo Pole", as well as for the Department of Conservation Excavations of the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Yaroslavl Museum-Reserve.
Oleg Fedorov's drawings are kept in many private collections in Russia and abroad, are in the expositions of museums in Russia and Ukraine, are often used to recreate ancient costumes by participants in modern reenactment festivals, for example, the historical festival "The First Capital of Rus" in Staraya Ladoga.
In the old days in Russia, girls and women loved luxurious outfits no less than today. Particular attention was paid to headdresses. They were made from the finest fabrics, decorated with silver and gold embroidery, sequins, beads and pearls. In our review 20 photos of hats worn by women two hundred years ago.