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.
This work of art represents a traditional Russian Troika. The troika was developed in Russia during the 17th century, first being used for speedy delivering of mail and then having become common by the late 18th century. The troika has become a cultural icon of Russian. It is a symbol of strength and greatness of Russian nature.
The lacquer box is handmade, so it may differ slightly from the photo.
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