Tourists enjoy a view of one of the most popular attractions in St Petersburg - The Church of the Savior on Blood. Russia

Tourists enjoy a view of one of the most popular attractions in St Petersburg - The Church of the Savior on Blood. Russia

Russian culture

Russian culture

Traditional costumes of boyars, Russian medieval aristocrats. 16th century, modern replica. #history

Traditional costumes of boyars, Russian medieval aristocrats. 16th century, modern replica. #history

The Matryoshka , or nested doll, originated in Moscow over 100 years ago, and remains an endearing symbol of Russian culture.

The Matryoshka , or nested doll, originated in Moscow over 100 years ago, and remains an endearing symbol of Russian culture.

Lapti are the traditional shoes of the Russian peasants made from bast (fiber from the bark of the linden tree or birch tree). The word lapti apparently originated from the word “lapa”, which meant “foot” in old times, and now means paw. Until the beginning of the 20th century lapti were worn in every Russian village.  https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/182884_464040387005267_1264201661_n.jpg

Lapti are the traditional shoes of the Russian peasants made from bast (fiber from the bark of the linden tree or birch tree). The word lapti apparently originated from the word “lapa”, which meant “foot” in old times, and now means paw. Until the beginning of the 20th century lapti were worn in every Russian village. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/182884_464040387005267_1264201661_n.jpg

Russia...my mom handmade a costume similar to this when I was a little girl....this one is so beautiful and regal.

Russia...my mom handmade a costume similar to this when I was a little girl....this one is so beautiful and regal.

The Patternbank team recently stumbled on these pattern enhanced photographic works from Russian art studio Yakovley & Aleeva. Here mixing fashion and opulent Slavic culture to create a collection of stunningly beautiful folklore statements. Vibrant colour, Russian culture and rich pattern collide to deliver an updated folk look. See more of Yakovley & Aleeva’ s work here on their Behance portfolio site.

Slavic Folklore Photography - Yakovley & Aleeva

The Patternbank team recently stumbled on these pattern enhanced photographic works from Russian art studio Yakovley & Aleeva. Here mixing fashion and opulent Slavic culture to create a collection of stunningly beautiful folklore statements. Vibrant colour, Russian culture and rich pattern collide to deliver an updated folk look. See more of Yakovley & Aleeva’ s work here on their Behance portfolio site.

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