0 item(s) - $0.00

Lacquer Box Khokhloma 80h130

  • $89.00
  • Brand: Art-East
  • Product Code: 701601
  • Availability: In Stock

  • Secure payments.
  • Worldwide shipping.
  • When selecting handcrafted souvenir, be aware that there are slight changes in the appearance and colors of goods.

Khokhloma is perhaps the most widely known Russian folk craft of making hand painted wooden tableware. Frequently used patterns include floral ornaments composed of flowers, grass and berries. Symbolic combination of black background, deep red and magnificent gold is recognized all over the world. Though, it must be noted, no gold is used in the production process. Diversity of Khokhloma souvenirs is amazing, including dinner sets, trays, bowls, spoons, candle holders, music boxes and other interior elements. Each souvenir is a unique example of handicraft and a true masterpiece.

Khokhloma painting appeared in the seventeenth century in one of Nizhny Novgorod provinces. The technology has not changed a lot since then. There are several stages: first workpieces are turned on a lathe, and then the items are grounded with liquid clay mortar and oiled with flaxseed oil, and on the next stage treated with drying oil and dried. This step is repeated three or four times. The next stage is tinning, followed by painting that is done manually. The main tool of the artist is a squirrel-hair brush, a special tool is used to dab berries and flowers. Oil paints are used. Afterwards, the product is covered with several layers of varnish, each of them dried separately in a stove. It is under the influence of high temperature, that varnish turns silver color of the article into golden.

Hand-painted lacquer boxes vary from lovely and functional storage boxes to magnificent music boxes. All of them are not only just nice interior decorations but unique works of art. Khokhloma boxes were quite popular in Imperial Russia, and still collectors of Russian antiques hunt for them. Treat yourself or your loved one to one of them, and it will be a gift to cherish for a lifetime. A Khokhloma box can also be a great present either to your foreign friend or a business partner.

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad           Good

We accept credit cards, bank transfers PayU and PayPal. All money transactions go through a secure server, providing customers  Souvrussia.com  maximum protection of personal data. 

Read more about the available methods here.

Orders up to 200$ can be sent at special fixed shipping rate. Minimum price differ depending on region and order weight  from 10$ to 15$. Please add items to cart, go to checkout screen and select your country to view what rate is available. 

Read more about availiable shipping methods here.  If you still have questions about a delivery, you can ask our site managers who will advise you and suggest the most cost-effective delivery solution to you.

Tags: Box 80h130, 701601, For Home