A collaborative exhibition project of Konstantin Palace and “Severnaya stolitsa” charity foundation
The exhibition presents various bone-carving arts of different eras: kholmogorian masterpieces of XVII century to modern precise works of St. Petersburg carvers.
Bone-carving is the most ancient sort of decorative arts. This one is wide-spread among the inhabitants of Arctic Ocean coast of Russia. The ivory and walrus tusk had been produced here and used as a raw material for creating various decorative items and decorating daily use articles. These articles had often become the masterpieces. The modern carvers of ALBUM URBEM, the St. Petersburg association of carvers, are currently looking for their own unique style.