Vintage Soviet Union (Russian) Palekh lacquer box Of. Collectible number is # 402. The true Art collector will appreciate this exquisite item!
Application: HAND paint by freshly made tempera (egg based). At the first picture, you will notice a small hairline, which is invisible under the regular. It is not a crack or. I believe it was hair brush left. The Small town of Palekh is located in 350 kilometers to the east of Moscow.
This is about 50 kilometeres from town of Ivanovo, to which region Palekh belongs. Palekh was previously a center of icon painting and as such it is mentioned several times in the documents of the 17th century.
Icon painting was a family occupation and the craft was passed on from one generation to another. The Revolution of October 1917 dealt a heavy blow to icon painting in Palekh and throughout Russia. Not only the holy images themselves but the artists who made them became enemies to Communist regime and were persecuted or arrested. Some Palekh masters went to different towns looking for job.In 1918 the former icon-painters established the First Palekh Co-operative of Decorative Art but it soon fell apart. Golikov being in Moscow saw a black papier-mache box from Fedoskino in the Handicraft Museum. He painted a papier-mache piece using techniques of icon-painting and technology of the Lukutin lacquer work and had a success. In 1923 Palekh masters won the first price at the All-Union Exhibition of Agriculture and Industry in Moscow. The item "Authentic Russian hand painted Palekh Lacquer box #402. DEER HUNTING 1989" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Eggs". The seller is "dianna7477" and is located in Falls Church, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.