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Mug Khokhloma 70 * 60

  • $17.19
  • Brand: Art-East
  • Product Code: 401693
  • Availability: In Stock

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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.

Khokhloma mugs and goblets astonish with diversity and exquisite details. Each mug is a unique piece of art, more of a souvenir but also a functional dinnerware piece. It is hand-made and hand-painted with strawberries, golden leaves and berries. The Russian Souvenir store has a good selection of Khokhloma mugs. A folk mug can be bought as an elegant interior decoration or as a present for a business partner or a foreign friend who will undoubtedly appreciate this precious gift.

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