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*Black Wood grouse* Lacquer Kholui Box

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*Black Wood grouse* Lacquer Kholui Box

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A beautiful wood grous flutters across the unusual lacquer box from Kholui. A beautiful and very unique piece!

Width 30 mm (1 in)
Length 70 mm (3 in)

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted

Weight: 200 grams

Product Description

A beautiful wood grous flutters across the unusual lacquer box from Kholui.
This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the flush base with the title, artist's name, village, and a statement that it is an original work. A beautiful and very unique piece!
The jewellery lacquer 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 lacquer miniature item is a very long and labour-consuming process. The beautiful miniature painting which covers the boxes is very detailed and originates from the Russian icon painting. The main aspects in producing of the Russian 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 the Russian miniatures are the landscapes and architectual monuments of Russia, the plots and protagonists of Russian fairy tales, fables and legends.
 

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