Wooden lace

The Tula wooden laces… They are curiously curved along the facades of old houses, making each of them warm, recognizable, unlike the others. Hands of folk craftsmen have long been decorated buildings, and these decorations were distinguished by inexhaustible fiction, masterful execution. Artificial wooden ornaments on houses and to us, and to our children and grandsons are interesting. And now a new construction is approaching the wooden buildings and their decoration.

Do we need to preserve the dilapidated buildings, are the old masters’ quirks valuable? Some believe that these houses have become obsolete and that only in new, typical, you can have the necessary comfort, and the value of local architecture can not be compared, for example, with the masterpieces of the Russian North.

However, all the same, the charm of Tula, this ancient city – the same age as Moscow, is largely determined by wooden buildings. In the past, most of these houses belonged to artisans of various professions. Preserved workshops, objects of work and life help to understand the life of the famous Tula craftsmen, among whom were also skillful builders.

In the city there were certain building and architectural traditions. Particularly interesting and diverse is wood carving: cornices, brackets, gantries, platbands, pilasters, etc. The traditions of processing material in folk architecture and the characteristic lines of Old Russian ornament, decorative elements of Baroque, Classicism and Art Nouveau style form an unusual alloy. All this is a bright page in the history of Russian architecture.

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Wooden lace