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"Tsarevna the Frog" Kholui Lacquer Box. Artist Dmitriev S.M.

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"Tsarevna the Frog" Kholui Lacquer Box. Artist Dmitriev S.M.

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Tsarevna the Frog, the protagonist of the popular Russian fairy tale of the same name. This lacquer box is produced by the Kholui Association.

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted
Width: 100 mm (4 in)
Length: 50 mm (2 in)
Weight: 200 grams

Product Description

This jewellery lacquer box is produced by the Kholui Association that specializes in producing handpainted 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 lacquer miniature 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.

Tsarevna the Frog is the protagonist of the popular Russian fairy tale of the same name. In the tale girl was enchanted and turned into the frog by the evildoer Kaschey Immortal. The frog will become a beatiful girl again only when the brave prince kisses the frog. In his turn, the Prince is to marry that person who will catch his arrow, and that arrrow by chance is caught by Tsarevna the Frog. The picture on the box describes this very episode from the tale. The magnificent portrayal of that ways of the God are inscrutable and the fate may catch you where you await it lest.