Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

• Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

For the first time the works of the Ingush designer, artist-designer Zina Inarkiev I met several years ago at an exhibition in Moscow. They were dolls in national costumes, made with astonishing skill. Then the first time I had a desire to learn more about the author of the work, and now, this year, during the filming of a documentary about Ingushetia broadcaster RTG me such an opportunity. We were in her studio-salon, which were exhibited costumes already at this size, I was struck a second time. Unfortunately, time was short, and Zina Aboevnoy I have agreed to meet again this summer to make a separate photo album of her remarkable work - she worked on a new suit, which, according to her, should be the best and most beloved of all, it I sewed earlier.

But a few days later I learned the tragic news, Zina Aboevna passed away .... This is a great loss not only for Ingushetia, but for all who are interested in the Caucasian national costume. In this post - a few pictures that I made on the day of our meeting.

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

An interview with Zina Inarkiev recorded directly in her studio-cabin.

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

Unfortunately, at the time of shooting can not take pictures, so I went to another room, where a second crew filmed full-length suits. There are several dozen, primarily wedding.

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What is most surprising that such beauty can be done in a modest range of colors!

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Create a new suit begins with the search for the historical information, such as photos.

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

Next is a doll, which later sewn dress now:

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

Dolls Zina Inarkiev, without exaggeration, the small masterpieces.

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

As far as I know, the demand for large dolls, they are taken not only in Russia but also abroad, Zina Aboevna happened many times in foreign exhibitions, receiving awards for his work.

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

Particularly pleased that as a puppet - the real Caucasian faces) Elsewhere I have often seen the craft.

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Several pictures during pauses in the interview. I do not know whether it can transmit picture, but during the recording I was surprised that the face of Zinaida Aboevny literally lit up when she started to talk about the national costume as she searched for materials such as costumes restored.

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

In this case, surprisingly, remain humble, gentle man with delicate manners, which today, unfortunately, are rare in Caucasian women.

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev

In the national costume important attention to detail. Many details of the original, the artist talked about them in an interview, which I hope will soon be on the air.

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We talked a few minutes, but they are more than enough to feel the utmost respect for the talent Zina Inarkiev, her hard work, energy, and patriotism to promote Ingush national attire.

Zina Inarkiev care for me an irreparable loss ... especially now hurt that I had the opportunity to ask more Zina Aboevnu, but I put in the "then" ... sometimes we begin to appreciate the people only after we lose them ... But I I hope that the work which Zina Inarkiev gave life, not be forgotten that many new artists appear in Ingushetia, designers continue to explore and sew national costumes. In my humble opinion, it will be the best memory of this remarkable man.

Visiting artist-designer Zina Inarkiev