Onezhskoye Pomorye to restore Pomor weaving traditions
The employees of Onezhskoye Pomorye National Park (Arkhangelsk Region) plan to restore the traditions of Pomor weaving, the park's press service reports.
"Pomor weaving, embroidery and knitting play a major role in Nordic culture. Pearl embroidery and beadwork were also well developed on the Summer Coast of the White Sea. Regrettably, uncontrolled use of mother-of-pearl and river pearls led to the disappearance of pearls in local rivers, and glass beads began to be used instead in the 19th century. We plan to revive some old crafts," said Irina Vorobyova, an expert of the park's environmental education department.
Tourists will have an opportunity to learn about Pomor crafts and try their hand at weaving. The visitor center in the village of Letnyaya Zolotitsa will have special premises for conducting workshops and excursions during hobby tours.