Embroidery and lacework, Weaving, knitting, and sewing

Belarus

Stsepanida is a master artisan from the Malaryta District. She presents traditions characteristic for Western Polesie. Stsepanida is a real fountain of knowledge, not just on folk arts, weaving or embroidery, but also Belarusian rituals, beliefs, and folk songs.  Her mother and grandmother taught her the craft. Aside from towels, doilies or tablecloths, she makes all elements of the traditional costume from Melaryta, however archaic they may be.
She is a distinguished artist who has won many awards, including the Award of the President of the Republic of Belarus. She holds the honorary title of the Belarusian master of crafts.