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Sledge with wicker body.

Id: 849
Category: Sledges, sleigh, luge/ Shaft-bows
Materials: wood, bent oak, forged iron, withe wicker
Dimensions: 165 x 123 x 107 cm
Area: North of Russia
Period: end of c.19

Description:

    Russian sledge with wicker body. There are place for passengers and for driver. Was drawled by one horse but on the holidays like Maslenitsa or wedding ceremonies sledge were drawled with three richly decorated horses, into the body of sledge a bright fabric and furs were put. This sledges are made such a way that from the side they look like a swan. Skid are made of bent oak. The body is made from wicked branches. Sledge are after conservation so it could be exhibit in wet place. Sledge in Russia since the 9 century were the favorite kind of transport. Till the 18 century Russian tsars and clergy made turn-out only on sledge because it was honorable. Till the Peter the Great times because of the bad conditions of road people in cities used sledge till beginning of summer. And in the North regions where are plenty of bogs peasants used sledge during the hole year till the beginning of 20 century. Cost is discussed.

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