I've spent a whole day yesterday working on the cover for our new design "Sudarushka".
Here is the version that I accept more or less.
And a humorous picture from my friend about Russian Blackwork, featuring again traditional Russian headwear kokoshnik ;)
|A crafty she-bear stitching Blackwork|
|A crafty she-bear in kokoshnik|
This illstration is worked out in a specific style called lubok. It is a traditional Russian popular print, characterized by simple graphics and narratives derived from literature, religious stories and popular tales. Lubok prints were used as decoration in houses and inns in 17-19 centuries.