Folk Russian handicrafts, an integral part of the domestic culture, personify a centuries-old experience of the world's aesthetic perception, maintain deeply-rooted artistic traditions and reflect originality of cultures of multinational Russian Federation. At the same time, Russian folk crafts are the special branches of industry and a part of amateur and folk arts. The distinctive features of creative work of folk masters and Russian handicraft artists are considered to be a successful combination of traditions and innovations, stylistic peculiarities of Russian crafts and creative improvisation, common principles and the person's viewpoints, hand-made articles and high skills.
This lovely Russian souvenir is supposed to be a container for a bottle of wine or vodka. It features a beautiful blue-blue-eyed and pink-cheked girl, carring a round loaf of bread. It is a very old Russian tradition which follows in the present days: to welcome dear guests with bread and salt! It is widely spread in Russia to use this custom at weddings.
This marvelous matryoshka is an original container for bottle of wine or vodka - so, it will be a marvelous decoration for your holiday table! Enjoy the view of a young Russian girl with a shoulder yoke. During a long time Russian women used a shoulder-yoke to carry buckets with water.