15 March Museum of Felt shoes

One can touch everything in the museum

« Valenki » or the ‘felt shoe’ is traditional Russian foot wear whose history can be traced to the 4th century BC.

As felt shoes were expensive in old Russia only the prosperous could afford them. Thus Valenki were passed from generation to generation and inheriting the Valenki was considered good luck. A man who wore the Valenki among the girls was considered good marriage material.

Production techniques were kept secret so the number of artisans practicing was very limited.

When: on the 15th of March. We meet at the exit from  Pavaletskay metor station (brown line) at 13.40 h

Cost: 1000 rub per person