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BOGORODSKY TOY

On a picturesque hill on the bank of the left inflow of the river Dubna the ancient village Bogorodskoe stands (in Sergiev Posad province near Moscow) which is considered to be the cradle of the wonderful national craft of carved wooden toys and sculptures. >>


DYMKOVO TOYS

Dymkovo toys are one of the oldest handicrafts, and are practically the only type of folk art that gives us the unique chance to trace its development over almost one and a half centuries. >>


FEDOSKINO MINIATURES

Fedoskino miniature is a fine example of the Russian lacquer miniature oil painting, traditionally associated with decorative items made of papier-mache. It took shape at the end of the 18th century in the village of Fedoskino not far from Moscow. >>


FILIMONOV TOY

Filimonov toy is a Russian craft which got its name from the famous toy manufacturing center - the village Filimonovo (Odoyev district of Tula province). >>


GOLDEN KHOKHLOMA

Khokhloma is an old Russian folk handicraft which to this day is the most famous type of Russian folk painting. Khokhloma is the decorative painting of wooden tableware and furniture, generally speaking, in black and red, and in rare cases in green on a golden background. >>


GORODETS PAINTING

Gorodets pictures painted on wooden boards is considered one of the best national Russian art crafts. It originated in the middle of 19th century in villages located on the river Uzols in the vicinity of Gorodets (Nizhniy Novgorod province) in connection with manufacture of wooden distaffs. >>


GZHEL PORCELAIN

Gzhel porcelain is a traditional Russian folk handicraft which arose and was developed in a place which very early on was famous for its clays. Gzhel is one of the main production centers for these unique ceramic wares, however from a historical and cultural point of view it would be more correct to say the “Gzhel cluster” >>


MATRYOSHKA DOLL

Matryoshkas are Russian painted wooden nested dolls, one of the most popular souvenirs among foreign tourists coming to Russia. >>


PALEKH LACQUER MINIATURES

Palekh miniatures are a folk handicraft which developed in the village of Palekh in Ivanovo province. >>


ROSTOV FINIFT

Finift – Russian enamel – is a special kind of applied art, which uses enamel (as a basic material) in combination with metal. As a Russian folk craft the art of painting on enamel originated in Rostov (Yaroslavl province) in the 60-s of XVIII century, when a small workshop was set up at the bishop’s house. >>


 

 

 
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