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"Finist the Falcon" Lacquer Box. Artist Fomin V. I.

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"Finist the Falcon" Lacquer Box. Artist Fomin V. I.

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The picture on this decorative lacquered box portrays the episode from the famous Russian folk fairy tale *Finist the Falcon*.

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted
Width: 120 mm (5 in)
Length: 200 mm (8 in)
Weight: 200 grams

Product Description

The picture on this decorative lacquer box portrays the episode from the famous Russian folk fairy tale.
You can see the rich decoration of the appartments of Finist the Falcon, where his beloved Maria has to make the magnificent clothes of gold, silver and other jewelries to be able to spent few minutes with him. Selfless love of Maria, her diligence and perseverance are able to surmount any obstacles. The combination of ruby and golden colors in the clothes and decoraion makes the picture very bright, saturated and emotional.

This decorative lacquered box is handmade by the Kholui Association that specializes in producing painted boxes of papier-mache. This material is more lasting than the wood, which can crack because of time or moisture. Papier-mache is an art which has deep roots in the Russian history. Producing of every item is a very long and labour-consuming process. The beautiful painting which covers the boxes is very detailed and originates from the Russian icon painting. The main aspects in producing of miniatures are right preparation and blending of paints (all paints are handmade), several stages of lacquering and polishing, and of course the mastery of the Kholui artists. The principal topics of miniatures are the landscapes and architectual monuments of Russia, the plots and protagonists of Russian fairy tales, fables and legends.
 

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