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Straw art by Irina Porosova

Aquilegia. Straw art by Irina Porosova

Aquilegia. Straw art by Irina Porosova

Straw, seemingly quite unnecessary material and even rubbish. But this ‘garbage’ people anciently used for household purposes. With straw they covered the roof, added to the clay and built houses, fed cattle in winter, filled pillows and mattresses. And yet … created stunningly interesting things. Art studio of Russian artist of applied art Irina Porosova is called Fairy-tale. She creates fabulous paintings of usual straw. She says that straw has become her real long-time passion, the art which she has never been taught. Irina Parosova lives in the city of Syzran, Samara region.

Archangel Michael. gates of heaven. Straw art by Irina Porosova

Archangel Michael. gates of heaven. Straw art by Irina Porosova

In the world there are many techniques and technologies of straw use. In each country is popular one or another type of straw art. In Belarus, it is weaving, Romania and the Czech Republic – creating panels in special technique, when parts are made of the wicker and the other-planar method of application. In Ukraine, it is a straw ribbon embroidery and weaving.

Bird

Bird

Did you know that there is even the International Day of straw – on August 1? On this day all the fans of straw creativity meet this unique “straw” holiday. In addition, there is an international association of “Straw Weavers”, whose main objective is to promote straw art, and that Straw festivals are held, just feast for the eyes, a true celebration of Creativity.

Cardinals

Cardinals

Christmas night

Christmas night

Eastern fairy-tale

Eastern fairy-tale

Flowers

Flowers

Gamayun woman-bird

Gamayun woman-bird

Grapes

Grapes

Hamster

Hamster

Horses at well

Horses at well

Libra zodiac sign

Libra zodiac sign

Night

Night

Owls

Owls

Phoenix, flame of love

Phoenix, flame of love

Poppies

Poppies

Sparrow

Sparrow

Summer day

Summer day

Wolves

Wolves

Straw art. Fire-bird by Irina Por0sova

Straw art. Fire-bird by Irina Porosova

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