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"Winter Troyka" Lacquer Kholui Box

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This attractive lacquer box is created in Kholui style by the talented Russian craftsman Krotov V.A. The box shows a spirited troika racing through the snowy landscape.
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Width 180 mm (7 in)
Length 50 mm (2 in)

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted

Weight: 200 grams

Product Description

This attractive lacquer box is created in Kholui style by the talented Russian craftsman Krotov V.A.
The box shows a spirited troika racing through the snowy landscape. The horses, which are drawn in red, rush on, and their manes curl and twist as they speed along. Fine white lines are used to draw their harnesses. The lovely pair are also well-drawn, and there is a nice pattern on the sleigh. Snowstorm helps to create a frosty feeling in the snowy landscape. There is a fine gold-and-red floral pattern serves as a background for the box.
Our authentic Russian lacquer box is handcrafted from papier-mache. It is handpainted by skilled artist who did most of his work with the aid of a strong magnifying lens. The interior of the box is done in black lacquer. It is finished with many layers of clear lacquer.
This marvelous decorative lacquered box is handmade by the Kholui Association that specializes in miniature painting over papier-mache boxes. 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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