XVII век

Sechki are the broad semicircular knives for chopping vegetables etc. The decorative handle of the sechka represents a horse’s head. This depiction relates to the ancient magic conceptions of people. The folk art gives to the image of a horse power and courage. It served like an amulet protecting from anything bad and sorrowful. The graceful heads of horses and big curves on the sides of the sechka give beautiful outlines to the piece. The rhythm of repeatable spiral curves unites the upper part of the sechka with the smooth oval shape of the blade. This work of art demonstrates the balance of the masses, symmetry and laconic clarity of silhouettes.

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