DAVYDOVA Sofia Alexandrovna( Writer and social activist)
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Biography DAVYDOVA Sofia Alexandrovna
Born in 1842, Mr.. Devoting himself to the study of Russian folk art, has traveled in 1879 - 1883 he. interior provinces, to get acquainted with Russian lace industry. The results of this dating Davydova printed in the Proceedings of the Commission for the Study of handicraft production in Russia "(Vol. V - XV). In 1892, Mr.. appeared luxurious (in-folio) edition Davydova: "Russian lace and Russian lace". In 1887, Mr.. it has issued "Guidelines for the teaching of needlework in schools", in the recent publication of supplements "Methodical instructions", in 1907. - "Album of the Russian lace". Several times Davydova received trips to the province of Russia and abroad, as well as in Central Asia, and Bukhara. In 1892, Mr.. organized women's work in the most affected by famine districts of Voronezh and Nizhny Novgorod Province. Arranged with the assistance of the Ministry of State Property, a number of schools spinning, weaving and embroidery, is actively involved in many women's societies, and especially known for its efforts to disseminate women's vocational education. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Education for Vocational Education and Handicraft Committee of the main department of agriculture.