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Traditional Russian Samovar

Traditional Russian Samovar

Traditional Russian Samovar

Traditional Russian Samovar. In the old days samovar, the traditional Russian tea water cooker, was the showy centerpiece of the Russian tea table. The word “samovar” means “self-cooking”. The town of Tula is known as the center of the Russian samovar manufacture. The first samovar factory was founded there in 1778. Samovars were made of various metals, like cast iron, copper and brass, which could be plated with nickel, silver or gold.

N.E. Zhitkov. Orange still life with samovar

N.E. Zhitkov. Orange still life with samovar

Samovar was the sign of prosperity. Wealthy families used to have several samovars, from the ones used daily to those displayed only as decorative objects. Some even had a whole room dedicated to the samovar only.

Structure of samovar

Structure of samovar

Nowadays electric tea kettles have come to replace the traditional samovars in everyday life, but they are still used at festive occasions at home, on picnics, and at restaurants and hotels serving Russian teas. Even today the samovar is a symbol of the warm Russian hospitality.

Russian Samovar

Beautiful tea set with Samovar

There are many shapes and sizes of samovars. The body of modern samovars is usually round, resembling either a cylinder, sphere, vase, pear, goblet or barrel.

Samovar in illustrations

Samovar in illustrations

Samovar in Gzhel style

Samovar in Gzhel style

Porcelain samovar

Porcelain samovar

Porcelain samovar

Porcelain samovar

Samovar

Symbol of Russian life – Samovar

Samovar

Symbol of Russian life – Samovar

Samovar

Symbol of Russian life – Samovar

Samovar in painting

Symbol of Russian life – Samovar in painting

Samovar

Symbol of Russian life – Samovar

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