This item is an artistic work of the highest quality in a traditional Russian miniature Kholui painting style. This work of art is made of paper-mache and tempera paints.
The Kholui boxes go through a seven-step process to produce the finely crafted and very high-quality boxes that the artists then paint. The boxes are traditionally finished with a coat of black lacquer on the outside and red on the inside. Lacquer box artists use very fine brushes to paint the extremely fine details. The special paint is made of egg-based tempera. This paint has very vivid colours. One of the final steps in finishing the boxes is the highlighting, and then painting a filigree design around the box with paint made of gold leaf. The final coat of lacquer is applied, and the box is signed with the artist’s name.
Fairy tale "Snow Maiden" is painted on the lacquer box. Snow Maiden is very beautiful and often depicted with snow-white skin, deep sky-blue eyes and curly fair hair. She is known as "Snegurochka" in Russian - "sneg" being the Russian word for snow. She is the daughter of the immortal Gods, Father Frost and Mother Spring.
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