Krestetsky Embroidery is the traditional embroidery art originated in Krestetsky district in 1860. The main idea is to fill the linen net with fancy patterns of a thin thread.
Along with Gzhel ceramics and Khokhloma painting Krestetsky Embroidery is one of the symbols of Russian folk culture. Products with Krestetsky patterns were created for such famous people as Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Yeltsin, England's Queen Elizabeth, Queen of the Netherlands, King Juan Carlos of Spain and others.
Krestetsky Embroidery products are considered the cultural heritage of Russia. There is their own museum on the territory of the factory, which contains more than 50 unique historical exhibits, and the large part of the collection is in major museums of Russia, including the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum, the Folk Art Museum and many others.
You can buy products of Krestetsky Embroidery in Red Izba Tourist Information Center.