House of the East

The East is the cradle of ancient civilizations. Here, in the valleys of the largest rivers, great peoples arose: in India - on the banks of the Ganges, in China - in the regions of the Yellow River, in Egypt - in the Nile Delta, in Mesopotamia - in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.

Migration and wars, the birth and death of great empires - these global events have shaped new peoples and cultures during thousand years, but they all bore traces of common roots.

Perhaps that is why it was the East that became the birthplace of world religions that spread throughout the planet and united people of different nationalities.

The collection of the Museum "The House of the East" acquaints a visitor with the history, aesthetics and philosophy of Asian countries through the objects of material culture of the 17th-19th centuries. These are clothes, jewelry, household utensils, furniture, weapons and religious items from the countries of the Middle and Far East, including the Far Eastern regions of Russia.

Among the exhibits of the museum: armor of Japanese samurai of the 8th century, Indian sculpture of the God Shiva of the 17th century, Chinese executioner's sword of the 19th century; a huge Bukhara carpet embroidered with gold thread, Persian rings, dresses and ornaments of women of Central Asia; carved furniture created by skilled oriental craftsmen, and much more.