Korolkova L. Konstantin Dalmatov, A Collector of Traditional Folk Patterns (Embroidery, Weaving, Lace)
Russian Museum of Ethnography
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
ABSTRACT. The article presents a study of life and activities of Konstantin Dalmatov, a not well known collector of the second half of the nineteenth century, and an analysis of his collections, some of which are now kept in the Russian Museum of Ethnography. In the time of his collecting activities, Dalmatov traveled through almost whole the European part of Russia. In 1888, he exhibited his collection in the Moscow Historical Museum. By 1891 his collection of folk patterns consisted of 4800 objects (samples of embroidery and weaving, lace, interior objects and parts of costumes). Between 1882 and 1900 Dalmatov issued several albums with samples of embroidery. Unfortunately, in the 1890s he was forced to part with his collection. A part of the collection was acquired by the ethnographic department of the Russian Museum, while the rest of the objects were given to various institutions of culture and education. Their exact storage place is now unknown. The article is written on the basis of archival materials and collection inventories of the Russian Museum of Ethnography.
KEYWORDS: history, biographical studies, museum work
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