Stand out from the crowd at any event by wearing our unique, unusual, exclusive brooches.
Authentic lacquer miniature paintings are one of the rarest and unique artworks in the world. And despite the complexity of the process, the miniature artists still paint them in the old-fashioned way. The peculiar and subtle art of Kholui lacquer miniatures incorporates the principles of Old Russian painting and folk art as a basis.
Natural materials are used to manufacture paints: minerals, pigment (for example, red clays, cadmium, Siena, volkonskoite, etc.), mixed with water, vinegar, and egg yolk.
The brushes used for painting are made of squirrel fur.
Palekh miniature artists resort to complex multi-figured compositions, where the proportions are elongated, and the style is reminiscent of iconography.
OUR LACQUER MINIATURE BROOCHES
✔️ 100% handmade and signed by its artist
✔️ Use of Gold leaf
✔️ Created according to the classic traditions of Palekh school
HOW THEY'RE MADE
There is a serial number of the semi-finished product on the lid of the item, an indication of the place (Kholui), the author's surname, and initials.
Lacquer miniatures are made of high-quality pressed wood cardboard (papier-mâché) soaked in hot linseed oil.
➖ First, paper mache blocks are cut and hand-carved with chisels to form several items.
➖ Then layers of primer consisting of linseed oil, soot, and clay are applied all over the brooch and left to dry.
➖ The surface of the brooch is coated with black oil varnish and hand-painted with egg tempera paints.
➖After months of drying, the painted lacquer brooches are further designed with gold leaf and a special addition of cherry resin.
➖ At last, the painted surface is covered with eight layers of oil-based lacquer and polished to the desired refractive index.
The Firebird Workshop guarantees the authenticity and durability of these lacquer miniature art. .........................................................................................
⚜️ Art style: Kholui Lacquer Miniature painting with gold and egg tempera
A brooch, pin, or clip can be used to: ⚜️ Fasten a dress, robe, or blouse ⚜️ Hold up a sleeve or cuff ⚜️ Gather and pin a scarf
You can use them as accessories. Our brooches, pins, and clips can be worn and displayed in a variety of places such as:
⚜️ Near a neckline; at the side, center, or collar of a dress, jacket, sweater, shirt, or blouse ⚜️ On a pocket, waistline belt, or a hat ⚜️ On a tie, scarf, or shawl ⚜️ On a necklace or strand of beads or pearls at the front, side, or back ⚜️ On a bracelet, a ring, purse, shoes, present, lampshade ⚜️ On a band or ribbon in the hair
Find something for yourself or a perfect gift for someone special to you. We're always creating something new and unique, thanks to our talented artists. You can also find antique, vintage, and handmade jewelry.