Ivan Khafizov Immortalizes the Ornate Windows of Russia Before They Disappear

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To both preserve Russia’s remaining wooden antiquities as well as celebrate new wooden architecture in the country, the “Virtual Museum of Decorated Windows,” or Nalichniki.com, is seeking to catalog hand-carved wooden window frames, known as nalichniki, from around the country.

The founder of the Nalichniki.com project is Ivan Khafizov, a Russian photographer has traveled around his country, snapping thousands of photographs to create “a virtual museum of decorated windows.”

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