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"Golden Ring. Suzdal" Lacquer Kholui Box

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"Golden Ring. Suzdal" Lacquer Kholui Box

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Suzdal, one of the most beautiful ancient Russian towns located near Moscow and painted on this amazing lacquer box captivates visiters by the treasures of its ancient culture.

Width 60 mm (2 in)
Length 150 mm (6 in)

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted

Weight: 200 grams

Product Description

Suzdal, bone of the most beautiful ancient Russian towns located near Moscow and painted on this amazing lacquer box captivates visiters by the treasures of its ancient culture. Despite its venerable age, the city has remained young and beautiful as in a fairytale, built lovingly by generations of Russian people on the fertile land of Vladimir Region. White stone was used to build many beautiful churches and monasteries. The walls of cathedrals finely painted on this Kholui lacquer box surrounded by the green bushes leave the impression of real white stones. The lacquer box is signed with the name of the artist and Kholui village where it was made.
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 the 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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