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Kholuy Lacquer Box Mikhailov Palace

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0.55 LBS


Kholuyi Style Painting.  Artist: Kuznetsov.

The Russian village of “Kholui” is an ancient village located in an extremely beautiful scenic area of Russia. This town is at least 600 years old and it was first officially mentioned in 1546 in an official land deed of Ivan the Terrible. This town was originally famous for Orthodox icon painting. The history is similar to Palekh and other towns… Icon painting nearly died during the communist era of Russia history. The families of artists transitioned to painting lacquer miniatures. 

This box is 4.75"L x 4.1"W x 1.25"H

Materials: Paper-mache, tempera paint, clear lacquer, hinge.