Tsekunovka filigree wood art
According to the existing in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra of Moscow State literature, the Reverend Ambrose of Trinity was a carver who worked in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in the XV century. He decorated with wood chips salary of icons and these icons can be now seen in the Zagorsk Art Museum-Reserve. This unique filigree wood art impressed and influenced another talented artist – Vladimir Tsekunov (19.07.1951-01.04.2008). The desire to master this fabulous technique, and to bring it back to life made him literally sleepless. So, in 1990 this dream became possible to carry out. Vladimir Tsekunov opened his own workshop, where he started working enthusiastically, and at the same time, shared his knowledge with his students. Unfortunately, in spring 2008, Vladimir Tsekunov died, having left the unique technology to his students. His disciples continue to create highly artistic works, which today adorn galleries, exhibition halls, museums, private collections and official offices of prominent statesmen, political and religious leaders of the world. This method of manual decorating has become known as “The Belarusian filigree”, “Gomel Filigree”, “Sozh filigree”, “Tsekunov Filigree”, or simply “Tsekunovka.”
The name “Tsekunovka” is the most appropriate and emphasizes the authorship of the creator.
In the world nobody else does such unique works. “Tsekunovka” can rightly be considered the discovery of the twentieth century in the arts and crafts. Boxes, desktop utensils, salaries, frames, table tops, decorative dishes – this is an incomplete list of those items that can be decorated with “Tsekunovka”, giving them a unique appearance. In “Tsekunovka” Wizard used a variety of wood: apple, cherry, plum, chestnut, alder, acacia, ash, hazel, buck-thorn bush, red and lemon tree, ebony, rosewood and many, many others.