I can't read this woman's site, which is in Russian, but her work speaks for itself.  She is a Muscovite who has incorporated Irish Clones lace motifs into her own signature style, in full color.  Clicking through to her site will give you some closeups.


E Hines said...

I got this (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://olgemini.blogspot.com/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dolgemini%2Bblog%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1820%26bih%3D890%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=qxTiT9G6Deec2QWguYTpCw&sqi=2&ved=0CFEQ7gEwAA ) by Googling on "Olgimini's Journal", getting her blog and an offer from Google to translate the site.

It isn't exactly Olgimini's Journal, but maybe it's close enough.

Eric Hines

Grim said...

The use of Celtic-type knotwork in Russian art has a fairly interesting history, actually. It appears to date to that same Viking trade that we discussed earlier. Even before the invasion of Ireland (which happened at the same time that the Rus were connecting Scandinavia to the Byzantine empire via the rivers that connected to the Gulf of Finland on the one side, and via a portage, rivers that connected to the Black Sea on the other.

That's how Harald Hardrada, the Thunderbolt of the North, ended up for a while as chief of the Vaering mercenaries in Constantinople.