Many parts of the wooden house facade bears names of human face parts.

Russian wooden house

This is what I have discovered in a dictionary of Russian dialects: many parts of the wooden house façade bear names of… human face parts.


In Karelia, «face» means simply «facade»;

«forehead»  stands for «fronton» in Novgorod, Kostroma and Tver Oblasts;

In the town of Bezhetzk, they use «earrings» to denote carved boards drooping from the side of the roof at the facade;

In Arkhangelsk and Murmansk Oblasts, «eyes» was in wide use instead of «windows»;

In Vologda Oblast, «blinker» was a name for a window glass;

«Brow» was an upper bar of the window in Murmank Oblast and carved decorations of the façade in Karelia.

Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…

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Author: ivan_hafizov

Основатель виртуального музея резных наличников