The beautiful papier-mache lacquer box is hand painted a Russian artist from the village of Palekh. Troika came and got its present name nearly 200 years ago. By then existing rules for the carriage of passengers could harness three horses in post carts only if three people turned out. Two or one would have to go on a couple of horses. Sleigh Bells and chimes hanging allowed only for postal and courier troika transporting important government dispatches.
In imperial times on triples, in addition to the important gentlemen went postmen (post triple), firefighters and all those who needed a high speed for a long period of time. Troika harnessed Often during weddings and other celebrations, when the driver could "polihachit" and release a gallop shaft-even.
This box can be a very good present or a great addition to your collection! X 3.54 x 1.25 inch. (1 inch= 2,54 cm). Exclusive quality lacquer finish and polish.Please contact me with any questions regarding this box. The item "Russian Lacquer box Palekh Three horses. Hand Painted" is in sale since Wednesday, October 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "gor_ilya" and is located in Moscow, default. This item can be shipped worldwide.