To some, Siberia can seem almost like a mythical realm, yet this vast land—larger than America or Canada—has been inhabited for millennia, with its residents forging a distinct culture. The more than 200 color photos here document a treasure trove of artifacts discovered in the hidden archives of the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg. With a beauty and sophistication that are worthy of any culture in the world, the objects include elaborate clothing and jewelry, expressive statuary, and religious relics. Here too are photos of the Siberian people and landscape, as well as samples of how Russian painters have depicted the East.
Art Of Siberia
Author: Valentina Gorbatcheva.