The beautiful lacquer box is hand painted in oils by a talented Russian artist from the village of Kholui. At least half of the inhabitants of this village and the neighbouring ones are in one way or another connected with the traditional craft. Kholui, known throughout the world as a center of papier-mache lacquer miniatures and famous in Russia in the past for its skillful icon painters, is thought to be one of the oldest settlements in the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality. It is situated on the banks of the small but deep and fancifully meandering Tesa River, to which it owes its name.«Kholui» or «kholuiniki», the vernacular for wattle fences, according to Vladimir Dahl's Dictionary of the Russian Language, were used there for fishing. " x 6.25" x 3.5. High quality of a painting. The scan can not show the tiny details, the vivid colors, or the way that the light reflects off to make this box come to life. Very nice collectable item, a wonderful present. A lot of beautiful Russian souvenirs are coming soon!! Please, take into consideration the time difference (between your local time and time in Canada) and Canadian national celebrations and holidays. We are happy to combine items in one single package. If the items you are interested in end within more than a week, please let us know that you are still shopping. Please pack the item well.
Send it back to us. If you receive a broken item, we apologize for the incident. If you receive a wrong item, we apologize for the misplacement. The item "UNIQUE Russian Lacquer Box SINGLE MADE FAIRY TALE KHOLUI HANDMADE REDUCED SINGLE" is in sale since Monday, December 06, 2010.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "rusgifts" and is located in Toronto.This item can be shipped worldwide.