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The Living Exposition was opened on December 17 in the exhibition center of the Kizhi museum-reserve
The Living Exposition was opened on December 17 in the exhibition center of the Kizhi museum-reserve which is known across the world as a unique monument of wooden architecture. The main idea of the exposition is to present folk trades and peasant life of the bygone times. Over 50 craftsmen took part in the Living Exposition project launched about ten years ago. The exposition features their works created before the very eyes of visitors. These are exact copies of ethnographic articles from the collections of the Kizhi museum and other Karelian museums. The visitors are given a unique possibility to see the ancient crafts: embroidery, weaving, spinning, birch-bark network, one-needle knitting, beadwork, etc. Traditional Karelian crafts will be demonstrated in the exhibition hall. Till recently the Living Exposition was available in Kizhi only in summer. Well-known Karelian artist Dmitry Moskin making wooden northern toys will give master-classes. Kizhi, one of 1,650 islands of Lake Onega, means 'the island of games' in the Karelian language. Unique architectural samples are located on this island. Wooden churches and houses created by Russian carpenters became masterpieces of wooden architecture. The ensemble of the ancient Kizhi cemetery consists of three buildings, the Transfiguration (1714) and Pokrov Churches (1764) and the bell-tower.
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