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"Suzdal Churches" Lacquer Kholui Box

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"Suzdal Churches" Lacquer Kholui Box

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The picture on this decorative lacquer box portrays one of the most beautiful ancient Russian towns located near Moscow - Suzdal. It is included in the famous group of Towns of Golden Ring.

Width 90 mm (4 in)
Length 130 mm (5 in)

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted

Weight: 200 grams

Product Description

The picture on this decorative lacquer box portrays one of the most beautiful ancient Russian towns located near Moscow - Suzdal. It is included in the famous group of Towns of Golden Ring. Suzdal is famous by its marvellous ancient white-stone churches, beautiful cathedrals, golden and multicolored domes. The walls of cathedrals painted on this Kholui lacquer box with the help of the gold and surrounded by the green bushes leave the impression of real white stones. Magnificent architecture tells about the rich history of this wonderful town. The box is signed with the name of the artist and 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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