LACQUER BOXES : Palekh, Fedoskino, Mstera, Kholui are names of the most famous centers of lacquer boxes in Russia.
The originality of lacquer boxes of Fedoskino, Palekh, and Mstiora Kholou isn't in the materials or manufacturing techniques, but in artistic approaches: composition, color and understanding of space.
"Original work" - means that the subject-painted on the boxe is new and that it will remain unique until the artist will reproduce it again.
"Unique work" - means that it is not ONLY an outstanding job, but this creation is also copy protected.
"Work of author" - means that the boxe is produced by the artist who has imagined it.
"Copy" - means that this the original copy made by an artist.
"Paper-maché craft" - indicates that the support of the miniature is hand made according to traditional techniques and that this process took between 2 and 6 months.
Russian lacquer boxes not only give us esthetical pleasure, but they also represent intelectual and spiritual source of energy. We learn something new and absob the life - giving energy every time we look at this small lacquer boxe. All boxes on our web site are 100% hand made and hand painted. Russian lacquer boxes can be a great gift for anyone who appreciate different forms of art !