In Russia, wood carving was called carving. The drawing is a sign, the words were also used: flicker, pattern. Carving in folk traditions. Carving on a flat surface in the form of braids and lines, teeth, townspeople and Kyoto, grooves, stars, makovits, fungi, gags, etc. One of the samples of this ancient thread is the royal place in the Assumption Cathedral.
At the end of the 15th century, the monk of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra Ambrose united Eastern, Western and traditional Russian ornament in his works and had a great influence on the development of the carving of the 15th-16th centuries.
Ancient images of herbal patterns - in the Byzantine style. Not earlier than the XVI century appears fryaschina (fryzhskie herbs) - herbal jewelry, borrowed in Italy.
In the second half of the XVII century in Russia, German carving appeared, figured, with gothic motifs. In 1660, the royal dining room, designed by the German architect Dekenpin, was decorated with this carving. There were new tools and German names and terms: gzymsum, Scherebel, sharheben, found the timbre, etc. In the carving and furniture there were curtain rods, gzymsy, shplengeri, krakshtyny (bracket), transom, captels, quail herbs, fruits, etc. Masters began to make carvings on German masterful facial books - that is, on samples and drawings.