Ornate wooden window frames of Russia (Nalichniki). Part 51. Tambov.

Оконные наличники Тамбова Mixed feeling preyed over me when I was travelling from Voronezh to Tambov.

On the one hand, Tambov has always been known as a land of grain growers, “breadbasket of Russia”. And I never heard of any local trades like woodcarving etc. In addition, the town was mercilessly bombed during WWII. So, fire certainly caught whatever wooden had been there.
On the other hand, Voronezh, too, is not much famous with its carvers and carpenters. But I was lucky to find interesting window frames there, though it took a lot of my time.

In this sense, Tambov window frames turned out to be a far cry from my expectations.

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