Only a true artist could have created such a life-asserting and colourful shawl. An intentional simplification of images, which makes them look naïve and primitive, serves as a perfect embodiment of the natural and uncomplicated rustic life style. The peculiar combination of rich natural colours does not only bring out a distinct soulful and heartfelt mentality, it also expresses the strong bond with the poetics of the Russian folklore. The ‘Countryside’ shawl revives the art of wool printed shawls which goes back to the times of hand prints. The traditional approach to the decorative generalisation of motifs, the type of composition and the colour pattern make this shawl a true work of art. It does not only have to serve the purpose of protection from cold; its sole value can lie in its beauty.