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Culture news, 06.07.2001 17:35

Russian distaffs exhibited in Benois Wing of The State Russian Museum.

C:Мои документырялка1.jpgC:\Мои документы\рялка2.jpg Also on display are spindles, samples of weaving and works of art depicting Russian spinners.

Traditionally, a girl got her first distaff from father in early childhood. So it was preserved not only as the useful instrument but also as a keepsake. Thanks to that reason all distaffs are undamaged and can be presented to public.

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