Pieces of scrap fabric have been donated from across Russia for Manizha’s Eurovision dress.
The head of the NGO of Yakut National Dress Masters, Svetlana Maskimova, has revealed on Instagram that scraps of clothing have been donated to Manizha for her Eurovision outfit. The fabric has been sent from all regions of Russia and will be sewn together to create the dress the singer will wear on the Eurovision Song Contest stage.
Najiba Usmanova, Manizha’s mother, explained that it was difficult to gather fabric from Yakutia and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.
“Our piece from Yakutia was sewn and handed over! A small panel in the form of 5 harakh [5 eyes], which has a protective meaning, is sewn in the “kybytyk tigii” technique.”
Who is Manizha?
Manizha Dalerovna Sangin was born on 8th July 1991 in Dushanbe, Tajikstan. The Russian-Tajik singer moved to Moscow, Russia, at three years old, and began her career in 2003 as a child singer, winning numerous competitions.
This year it was revealed that Russia would use a national final to select their 2021 Eurovision entry. Three acts competed, and the winner, Manizha, was determined by 100% televoting.
Source: RIA.ru / Image source: Crocus City Hall
Russia debuted in Eurovision in 1994 and has gone on to be one of the most successful countries in the contest. Since the mid-00s Russia has had a string of strong results including their first and only victory in 2008. Dima Bilan won the contest in Belgrade, Serbia with the song “Believe” taking the contest to Moscow in the following year.