Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday's Folklore Photo: Russian Gzhel Folkcraft Hand Crank Coffee Mill

Photo taken by Christina Robarts Jan. 28, 2013
As part of the interviews conducted for the "Newfiki" project I have been documenting objects that immigrants coming to Canada have brought with them from their home country. The above photo is a picture of a porcelain hand crank coffee grinder mounted on the cabinet in the kitchen of O.V, in St. John's, NL. The top portion is decorated in the Gzhel style which is recognizable by its characteristic blue-and-white colour scheme.

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