1980s Soviet metal pin of Russian Naboyka (русская набойка), which are block-printed textiles used for clothing as well as household objects and book bindings. The design motifs of these textiles are very old, dating to as early as the 12th century where they can be seen in manuscript illuminations.
This pin with repeated images of four heroes on horseback is interesting. The riders are given in peculiar angles - half-turned facing the viewer. The riders on the top are with a mace and the riders on the bottom are with a lance. The horses are depicted in a decorative manner.
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2.3 x 2.5 cm
items may come with minor flaws due to pre-loved wear. we are advocates of buying used and hope you can appreciate this unique piece and its character. items are pre-cleaned if needed and any major flaws will try to be noted.