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Why place of honor?

Each of us live in the house. Any house has historical memory. Besides, the house has structure, that is its space is divided into significant parts. Down: an attic - premises - the cellar. Set of all objects indoors makes a certain integrity, or an interior.

of the Thing, placed in an interior, in other words, in a certain spatial context, behave definitely, their values change.

Across the premises share, first of all, on economic and inhabited speak rapidly. The border passes both inside, and outside: the inhabited part is outside painted or put from integral logs, equipped and tidied up inside. The economic part mainly not colored, looks less accurately, inside can be absolutely untidy and unstructured.

In inhabited part of the house it is possible to select a set of fragments, and walls, and some household items (a table, the furnace, a bed, etc.) can be dividers both . Hidden and obvious borders indoors designate and reveal social structure of a family, are expression of features ritual, religious, hozyaystvenno - economic and other kinds of activity of the person. Non-compliance with these borders, more precisely, ignoring of the contents attributed to them, can be regarded as violation of the rules of behavior.

Motionless objects divide space into parts, providing thereby a possibility of his perception (an oven, a wall, the house).

Objects dynamic happen two types: moving independently (the person, animals, equipment) or moved (it is optional to move them, but it is possible). It would seem, both those, and others have rather big freedom of an arrangement.

These restrictions are caused as function of a subject (inconveniently to put a table on a roof), and some traditional character. In each district there are rules of creation of a situation of the house caused at least by what neighbors sometimes call on to each other.

The attention of the person who entered the house first of all addresses to its the symbolical center - a place of honor. by

Respectively, makes out this part of the house not only counting on the but also for come from the outside, guests. Therefore the place of honor can be considered as a remark, intentionally created, that is quite address art text directed to the visitor and initially conceived counting on external perception. Thus, will - bondage this corner with all contents joins in communication. Therefore even the most fine decorative or applied details placed here find sign function which should be considered.

the Place of honor
- one of the main reference points in a rural log hut, the most ceremonial and elegant place in it - it always settles down on diagonal from the furnace .

of Places of honor can be a little in each room therefore sometimes they occupy opposite corners of the house.

In the correct place of honor traditional except a bozhnitsa the table was at home. He was moved away the embroidered towels, basten pictures, cards, quite often pasted over or allocated from other space of a log hut.

An oven corner - opposite to a place of honor in every respect. It is an economic fragment of the house - the center, kitchen - drawn towards its not ceremonial part - to the yard. In kitchen there is a sink, a plate, there is a locker with ware and other utensils. Often kitchen corner is fenced off from other room by a partition and from a corner turns into the certain room in which there is the table and, small, a place of honor.

Actually, other fragments of space, except oven and a place of honor, are formed or by means of partitions and then they represent the certain rooms which are under construction by the principle whole or around the mastvny objects defining an essence and purpose of the place of their dwelling.

Some pieces of furniture, thanks to the sizes and weight, unite around themselves smaller objects. It is a table, a bed, a dresser, a chest, a crockery case and others. On the table covered with a cloth or an oilcloth surely something costs: the teapot, a sugar bowl, the radio receiver, phone, lie handles and hairbrushes. Over a table the small art or postcard gallery can be formed, calendars and posters hang. There are decorative elements having facultative value in a place of honor, find independent value.

The bed usually costs in the internal room, the most distant from an entrance, along a wall and is covered with a cover, sometimes self-made: with lace or from a rag. Such cover always makes a subject of pride of owners. It is got or created with this implication. Often the bed is fenced off by a special curtain. On a bed pillows a hill can lie. Toys can lie in houses at lonely old women on a bed. Nobody plays with them, but the hostess usually cares for them. Often over a bed the carpet or the most any reproductions is hung up.

The repertoire of carpets, strangely enough, is rather monotonous. Wall carpets meet a difficult ornament, but the preference is obviously given to subject images. Three athletes various carpets with deer. The plot origin is up to the end not found out, but carpets with deer steadily hang in rural houses of the most different prosperity and on many dachas of residents of the cities of various parts of our country.

In what similarity of the main objects replacing each other appearing in a place of honor?

In - the first, this similarity on function:

the icon - is responsible for communication good luck;

a mirror - with other world;

of the photo - with members of a sort, with ancestors;

phone - communication with people;

the TV - tells information on world around.

Thus, in a place of honor all possible means of communication for any aspects of life - valid, ritual, religious, being sources or " are concentrated; " receivers; information. Thanks to such situation any subject in the context of a place of honor is allocated with additional extent of communication, the message, communication with something.

In - the second, similarity of the objects of their geometrical form placed in a place of honor: it is surely a rectangle. The icon, a mirror, the photo, a picture, the TV, at last, a dining table or a little table always have a rectangular shape. However, the rectangular shape dominates over all others within any house: the furnace, table, bed, carpets, doormats and practically all other things of a pryamougolna because so they fit into the rectangular dwelling better.

But a place of honor - all - a corner, its form - a triangle, and in this case forms of objects conflict to the spatial piece containing them. Due to this opposition the ordinary form of ordinary objects is accented and gets new reading.

Besides, any rectangle organically fits into a house interior, takes in it a certain place, in a place of honor, for example, and can contain in itself any contents for which the host as if also is not responsible.

An extreme case - a mirror. It represents the rectangle which is potentially containing in itself all possible set of reflections. However, in reality these reflections are limited by the closest neighbors and in general in a mirror it is not accepted to look. Are close to a photo mirror which possible contents is limited to close relatives of owners. The repertoire of icons and pictures is rather constant, and most often contains images of people.

The TV undermines the drawn harmonous system a little, but, on the other hand, only confirms it. The owner of the TV is not responsible for its contents at all. Neither he, nor his guests can assume that specifically they will see at the next moment. Besides, the image in the TV constantly changes, as well as in a mirror, but, unlike the last, it is unpredictable.

(Perhaps for this reason the switched-off TV is closed by a napkin. Let`s remember a mirror which is veiled if in the house the dead man that it was not reflected and did not commit breach of thereby a picture the peace.)

It turns out that all these rectangular things are a frame. The frame unambiguously is also accurately attached to a certain place in the house, and here contents can be any. Thus, the mechanism of a binding alien to the house of information to the concrete place in the house and in the world, the mechanism of its development is observed. Some information concluded in a frame and put on the place defined in advance loses the most part of the novelty and allogeneity and in such look can be acquired.

Things with an identical form and similar functions can replace one another in a concrete point of the rural house.

The person constantly changes the place of the stay. Freely moving in space, the person enters interaction with things, with rules of their arrangement - and gets under action of these rules. Freedom of movement of the person within the traditional dwelling is limited.

But for this purpose the door is also thought up - having opened it, the person opens before himself the whole world and the boundless choice of opportunities for application of and the abilities.

In the house the important expressive place - the Place of honor is revealed. Outside the house of color of corners others...]