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Palekh Style Painting. Artist: Smirnova.
The small town of “Palekh” is located about 360 kilometers East from Moscow and it is famous for it heritage as the origin of Palekh painting. This Palekh style of box has a simple one-color background (usually red inside and black outside) which provides the most contrast with gold leaf accents. In addition to the extraordinary painting, the boxes have several layers (usually 4 to 5) of high gloss clear lacquer coating. The Palekh style is truly unique due to the extraordinary workmanship and attention to detail that these Russian artisans possess and put into each box. Palekh lacquer boxes are famous worldwide as a result of this workmanship.
This box is 3.5"L x 2.5"W x 1"H
Materials: Paper-mache, tempera paint, clear lacquer, hinge.
Handmade in Russia.