Russia / St.Petersburg(3)
The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace was built by Peter the Great. Snow scene of the Summer Palace when I visited in the beginning of April.
A chair decorated in needlepoint which was used in the Summer Palace.

Embroideries which decorated the wall
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Repair of Antique Embroideries
In the palace, an alumna of St.Petersburg University of Arts is repairing the tear in a vestment. 
Icon embroidery
Saint Peter, Saint Nicholas, Saint Pavl
Before the repair ,the faces were worn out.

Women embroiders before the Russian Revolution
This photo was taken from a book which was published(1914) by Alexandra, the last Queen of the Romanov Dynasty.
There were numerous people embroidering in work shops or palaces.
Photo: Chieko Hoshiai
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