The “Patterns of Olonkho land” was opened in Tokyo on 19 January. Rimma Bybina, the Head of Russian Quilters Association, noted that Yakut craftswomen impressed the Japanese and picked their interest.
“The Japanese looked surprised and expressed their unfeigned interest to the exhibition. They certainly treated our exhibit items as real art, deep-rooted and traditional”, – Rimma Bybina said.
She noted that exhibition of Yakut craftswomen was held in with the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2017: “Masters from Japan and other countries meet each other here. It’s the splendid opportunity to show unique Yakut patchworks to them”.
The exhibition “Patterns of Olonkholand” include patchworks of Anna Zvereva, a renowned folk artist, member of the Russian Artists’ Union, her students, and pictures of Alexandra Bochkareva-Innokentieva.
Yakut masters demonstrated patchwork paintings, rugs with traditional Yakut ornaments, traditional clothing, women’s jewelry, horse decorative trappings, embroidered with beads and decorated with patchworks.
Rimma Bybina said that next exhibition will be held in the Consulate-General of Russia in Japan in Sapporo from 27 to 30 January.