For many centuries, the screen played a rolereliable assistant of a person, providing him with invaluable services In the East, the screen was almost an animate subject, guarding its master from evil spirits. She covered the space, divided it into parts, concealed the shortcomings of the interiors, kept many secrets of the household, and beautiful ladies disguised after her (at first it was even considered a female property) ... Not every screen was suitable for the role of such an indispensable object. She should choose carefully, slowly, trying to recognize the one that will enter the house for many years. Decades later, it began to play a utilitarian role, which has survived to our days, so in some houses you can still see different instances - from simple to fanciful, more like a work of art than a decorative partition.
From China to Russia through the centuries
The Chinese invented the screen in the 7th century andThey used it to protect the house from evil spirits, which, according to legends, could only move in a straight line. The protective function was strengthened by drawings and patterns applied to transparent and translucent screens. The Japanese, having adopted after a hundred years the custom to install screens at home, made them tall (up to 160 cm) and long (up to 3.5 m). This allowed you to beat the interior space, depending on the purpose of the premises. Europe perceived in the beginning of the XVII century screens as an ornament richly executed and symbolizing Eastern luxury. In Russia, these interior items appeared only in the nineteenth century. And immediately there was a fashion for decorating them with carvings, fanciful details and even precious stones. The screens were placed in all the rooms and judged by their quantity and richness of frames about the well-being and taste of the owners.
We decorate the bedroom, study, living room
Modern screens have changed quite noticeablycompared with their "ancestors". And they do not perform any function other than decorating the interior. In this modern technology and materials allow you to create a variety of shapes and finishes that perfectly fit into the room and give it a romantic chic and elegance. The main advantage of screens is their ease of installationin any room, whether it's a bedroom, study or living room. Recently it has become fashionable to supply them with small shelves, supports and sewn to the fabric pockets, which can accommodate many necessary things, usually lost in the house or apartment (stationery, children's toys, necessary papers and apartment bills). Choosing a screen for your house, decide in advance,where it will be installed. For the cabinet is a strict, laconic option in neutral tones, for a bedroom - a romantic or a classic pattern, for the living room would be appropriate screen of wood and bamboo, glass and even metal. Do not neglect the chance to use a screen in your interior - and for many years you will let in your home an irreplaceable and universal assistant. ib-gallery.ru