Printed Tula gingerbread is an amazing Russian delicacy. In fact – it is a delicacy, in the form-a souvenir that can act as a postcard or greeting, decorated in the best national traditions. Without these sweet and fragrant products in Russia did not pass any event – neither cheerful, nor sad. They have made gifts to the loved ones. Gingerbreads were an obligatory dish at many festive feasts, they were served both to the Tsar and to the peasant table.
They say that in Tula with his samovar do not go. And that's exactly right. Samovars should not be brought to Tula, but rather taken home as a symbol of Russian tea. And on the Tula earth anciently existed inviolable tradition of tea, is not inferior to the complexity of the Chinese or Japanese.
It is impossible to imagine Russian folklore without harmony. This musical instrument has become part of the national culture. In Tula is the oldest factory in the country, where they make harmonies of all conceivable varieties. The attention of tourists in any souvenir or specialty store will offer tools of different colors and designed for different levels of skill.
The ancestors of modern Tulyakov achieved real skill in the manufacture of knives and daggers, and guns, rifles and other firearms. One of the most famous pistols – this Tula Tokarev or a pistol "TT." Knives and hunting rifles are available for sale – they are available to anyone who has a special license. In any case-guests can always buy souvenir weapons.
A special phenomenon of folk culture of the Tula province is Belevsky lace, unique in its charming pattern, uncomplicated and aristocratically elegant.
The nuns of the Belevsky Holy cross monastery were the first in the Tula region to start making lace. Dimensional lace of gold and silver threads were woven on bobbins and it was used exclusively for decoration of dresses of high-ranking nobility and festive clothes of priests.
The works made in Belevsky style reveal and emphasize identity, individuality and beauty of the person. Maybe that's why in France, in Paris, in the homeland of good taste, it was often taken for its own, French.
Belevskaya pastille-a great dessert, won the hearts of connoisseurs of natural products. Belevsky candy came through the merchant Ambrose Pavlovich Prokhorov. Preserving and honoring ancient traditions, modern Belevsky masters produce pastille by hand.
A recognizable brand, well-known not only in the Tula region, but also in other regions of the country – is sweets from Suvorov, made with health care. The raw materials for sweets are a variety of nuts from all continents, dried fruits, exotic candied fruits, seeds, berries, spices.
In toys from clay children in Russia played for thousands of years. It is unlikely and now at least one child will refuse a whistle, a pretty little animal, a pink-cheeked young lady in a luxurious dress or a dashing, famously dancing boy from clay. In special honor in the Tula region: Tula city, bogoroditskaya and, of course, filimonovskaya toys. Filimon masters, guided by the knowledge inherited from their ancestors, make colorful painted figures, so popular in our time.
Initially, the candle was used to decorate weapons. The patterns were copied from French and Spanish guns, but soon there was its own, unique technology – Tula thread. In addition to the" wire " patterns were used precious stones and metals. Began to decorate almost everything-firearms and edged weapons, household items: combs, boxes, medallions, jewelry, etc.
Tula remained one of the few cities where the traditions of this art are maintained.
In the Museum-estate of the famous agronomist A. T. Bolotov "Dvoryaninovo" all visitors are treated to unique and amazing taste of tea, cooked according to the recipe of Andrei Kalashnikov. In the original Bolotov brewed medicinal tea with three herbs: drop cap, sage and chamomile. Guests of the Museum will pour a Cup of tonic tea, which includes a drop cap, mint and leaves of strawberries and black currants.