The Patriarch's Palace of the 17th century is one of the few buildings of that time that have preserved till today. It was not just a residential but the palace of the patriarch, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, which in terms of luxury decoration had to match the royal chambers. The part of the palace that you will see in this film was built under Patriarch Nikon. Parade chambers were adorned with glazed tiles, which were placed on the walls and floor.

Today we will explore the technique of tile making and also learn how to model a bright and ornate tile of plasticine.


Especially for hearing-impaired, the Moscow Kremlin Museums has created a series of video materials. One will get acquainted with walls and towers of the medieval fortress, interior and décor of the Patriarch's Palace, and see treasures of the Armory. You'll find out what tsarina's and noble boyar's dresses consisted, and how feasts were held at tsar's court.

This video material is supplemented with a creative master class on modelling.

Enjoy watching it!


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