Presenting a solo exhibition in the Museum of Jeweler's Art

The "God be Praised for Everything!" orthodox jewelery exhibition was opened in the Kostroma Museum of Jeweler's Art. It features products manufactured by the Iordani family factory.

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Its founders and authors of the majority of works presented at the exhibition are Grigoriy and Olga Sinenko, a married couple from Krasnoye-na-Volge. Grigoriy descends from an ancient family of jewelers and priests who manufactured products of a religious nature (crosses, churchware etc.) and supplied them to various countries.

Priest Pyotr Ivanovich Chulkov, a filigree artist recognized in the former Soviet Union who is Grigoriy Sinenko's grandfather and spiritual mentor, told all the visitors of the exhibition about his famous great grandfather and the origin of the jewelers' dynasty, as well as about their traditions and succession. Father Pyotr mentioned that only several decades ago it was impossible to imagine that crosses and churchware would be presented at the exhibitions as pieces of art. Fortunately, the times of persecution and destruction are over, and now we are on the path of revival as a nation that understands the traditions of a millennial spiritual culture. Traditions of the Krasnoye village date back to the 15th century. For six centuries Krasnoye-na-Volge has been a center of jewelry industry (or trade as it was called before). Today Krasnoye has gained particular importance as a jewelry center of Russia.

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The works by Pyotr Chulkov are demonstrated at several showcases of the exhibition. They include a square panel with the image of a filigree lion, cupolas – tiny three-dimensional domes of an orthodox temple also manufactured in accordance with filigree technique, stylized cognac set, a filigree egg (Easter souvenir) etc. Extraordinarily beautiful reliquary crosses decorated with enamel-painted inserts, churchware decorated with gilt and etched patterns, pendants, tiny books of prayer, bracelets, wedding rings with enamels and engraving and lots of other items are manufactured by the Sinenko masters under the careful guidance of Father Pyotr.

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Extraordinarily beautiful reliquary crosses decorated with enamel-painted inserts, churchware decorated with gilt and etched patterns, pendants, tiny books of prayer, bracelets, wedding rings with enamels and engraving and lots of other items are manufactured by the Sinenko masters under the careful guidance of Father Pyotr.

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Each of the presented items has been manufactured in strict accordance with spiritual canons. Some products have been inspired by the ideas of ancient masters. At the same time all the adornments fully correspond to modern trends. The works by the Iordani company's artists have been well received at the "Recognition by the Jewelry Capital" competition.

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As one of the visitors said at the exhibition opening: "The products tell more than words", and by contemplating beauty we familiarize ourselves with the beautiful. You can get personally acquainted with the presented exhibits by August 28.

Text: Xenia Lipakova
Photo: Anton Brekhov

Video from the event