Russian Peasant Design Motifs for Needleworkers and Craftsmen
by V. Stasov
Dover Publications, plates, designs, paperback, ISBN 0486232352
Very Good Condition, cover a little rubbed and bumped with shelf/edge wear, watermark to very bottom of pages, (not on any of the designs) (see photographs)
'The thirty plates in this book contain 92 authentic, Russian peasant designs. Originally published in an 1872 Russian collection, these designs are the most interesting motifs from that collection and represent a wide range of Russian folk motifs from garments, textiles, and other articles.
The bold, highly stylized designs include fanciful animals, birds, people on horseback, florals, peasants, unusual geometrics, and many combinations of different motifs in one design. All motifs are rendered in the engagingly simple, almost childlike fashion characteristic of peasant designs.'