The Nikolo-Naberezhnaya Church or Church of St. Nicholas on the Embankment (Церковь Николы Набережного). An elegant and artistic wall hanging was delicately made using pyrography, or decoration by wood burning. Titled and signed "Церковь Николы Набережного XVIII by Анохов В". Circa 1991 or shortly after. 9½" x 11½". 1 only.
The Nikolo-Naberezhnaya Church (Church of St. Nicholas on the Embankment) is located on the high bank of the Oka River in Murom, Vladimir Region. Church legend has it that Nikolai the Wonderworker appeared there several times. The church was first mentioned in 1566, when it was still a wood structure, and it was also said that Ivan the Terrible visited Murom on the eve of his campaign to take Kazan. The stone church was built in 1700-1717. In 1940 the church was shut down and later ignominiously transformed into a poultry farm. In 1991, the church was transferred to the Vladimir-Suzdal diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church and resumed services.