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"Fire Bird" Decorative Lacquer Box. Artist S. Kulakov

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"Fire Bird" Decorative Lacquer Box. Artist S. Kulakov

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Fire bird is a character of many famous Russian fairy tales. It is the bird of happiness and luck. It is also the symbol of the town Kholui.

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted
Width: 70 mm (3 in)
Length: 170 mm (7 in)
Weight: 100 grams

Product Description

Fire bird is a character of many famous Russian fairy tales. It is the bird of happiness and luck. It is also the symbol of the town Kholui - the town, where the marvellous lacquered miniatures are produced. This fairy tale personage possesses magic power and a young man decided to find this very bird to get a piece of fortune which everyone looks for in life. To catch fire bird means to find good fortune, and the young man at the picture succeded in it. The picture is executed in bright, garish colours and radiate the positive emotions, offering everyone to search for his own fire-bird and if you belive in your star, good fortune will smile you.

The fabulous lacquered box is handmade by the Kholui Association that specializes in miniature painting 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.