Heritage Centre

Lubok yard

When exploring the unique villages of the Old Believers, it is worth getting acquainted with lubok.
A lubok is a popular print, characterized by simple graphics and narratives derived from literature, religious stories, and popular tales. Lubok prints were used as decoration in houses and inns.
Lubok began in the 16th century.
The Estonian artist Pavel Varunin started making lubki in the late 1990s. The Lubok yard was born out of the initiative of Pavel Varunin to introduce Old Believers' printing art and its history to both children and adults.

In the yard, there is a wooden printing press made by Pavel Varunin, which imitates 16th-century printing press machines. 

In addition, we have exhibitions and workshops.