What Do Russian Fairy Tales And Sirinbird Scarves Have In Common

What Do Russian Fairy Tales And Sirinbird Scarves Have In Common
What Do Russian Fairy Tales And Sirinbird Scarves Have In Common

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March 8 is approaching when everyone starts choosing gifts. The company Sirinbird comes to the rescue, which has been producing silk scarves with non-trivial designs inspired by old Russian patterns, images of heroes of Slavic myths, works of Russian artists, significant events and characters for several years. For example, in the New Year's collection, the characters from the cartoon "The Nutcracker" (1973) by Boris Stepantsev came to life. Characters drawn by the artist Anatoly Savchenko adorned scarves made of soft and delicate Italian silk.

One of the latest collections of the brand is based on the legend about the Kalinov bridge, over which the soul passes over the fiery river Smorodina.

Sleep masks Sirinbird
Sleep masks Sirinbird

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Designer and brand founder Irina Batkova has always been interested in scarves. There are interesting foreign specimens in her personal collection. “A scarf is an art that you can take with you. This is the story that you read, - says Batkova. - Unlike clothes, it performs an applied, design function. And in a frame on a wall or in a collection, it can become art."

Once, having received an original scarf from abroad as a gift, Irina Batkova decided to find a similar model that would convey the Russian spirit. Not finding a suitable option, the future businessman decided to combine her knowledge gained at the Samara Art School and the skills honed in the field of brand design. Irina painted at nights and on weekends, pondered the concept and name of the future company. This is how the themes of the first collection arose - Serpent Gorynych, Yuri Gagarin, images of Wassily Kandinsky. A logo appeared - Sirin - a woman-bird, a mythical character of Slavic legends.

Irina Batkova
Irina Batkova

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The first batch of accessories paid off in just a week, which is not surprising, since the advantages were obvious: a design devoid of the typical souvenir kitsch, a small circulation, and high quality. Today, the brand has special limited collections for the Historical Museum, the Faberge Museum and even for the World Wildlife Fund - the Cupid Legends.

“We have a lot of best-selling scarves. Like repeat purchases: people come and stay. They start collecting, - says the designer. “It's like building a library of your favorite stories. I really like it when they say: "You are all wonderful, but this one is special." I am very happy because everyone has their own special. The Sirinbird concept is no more than three-digit copies of each scarf. There are even more limited editions, up to 100 pieces”.

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The first personal exhibition of Irina Batkova “Silk songs of the Sirin bird” was held at the Fashion Museum in Moscow in spring 2016, where the results of three years of work were presented. Each scarf was accompanied by the author's description of images and motives - the basis of the final pattern. A year later, Irina Batkova creates the "Pushkin's Tales" kerchief for the anniversary of the poet's death. Four shawls “Mistress of the Copper Mountain”, “Kalinov Bridge”, “Indrik” and “Dragons and Unicorns” could be seen at the exhibition “Tryn-grass”, which was held in 2019 at the Fashion and Design Center of the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Arts.

Working on scarves is a painstaking process, it takes from 1.5 to 2.5 months. At first, Batkova collects textures from books, paintings, makes sketches. Then she takes a pencil, paper, eraser and draws a sketch. It takes at least a week, the artist looks at the final version for a few more days. If there are no corrections, the image is transferred to a computer and sent to one of the oldest factories in Italy, where a color proof is done - a test print on silk, which allows you to see how the pattern “lives” on the fabric. Headscarves are made in the same place - it was not possible to find a quality manufactory at home.

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“For each scarf I create a description in Russian and English, these cards are put into a box,” says Batkova. - Foreigners are happy to buy our headscarves, but the whole semantics of meanings can only be understood by a person who is familiar with Russian history and culture. Sirinbird accessories are a pleasure to give to foreigners - our customers think so. They say it's a gift to be proud of. ">

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