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The sine qua non of Bogorodskoye is "Mishka" the Bear. Wood carvers have depicted him in a wide range of themes and subjects. Bogorodskoye was known as Медвежий угол (Bear Corner) because of the thick woods surrounding it. 

  • Carved Troika (General Toptygin) Bogorodsk

    General Toptygin (Генерал Топтыгин). The "Tale of General Toptyigin" is a Russian folk legend that was inspired by poet and writer Nikolay Nekrasov (1821-1878), while he was watching children at play. One winter evening, the General and his adjutant, a...

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    Bogorodsk (Богородск) Bear Box

    "Honey Bear" Bogorodsk Carving

    Bear Box. Misha Bear sits atop a round box holding his spoon, presumably for honey. Original Bogorodsk from the 1990's. Carvers initials and purple "Made in Russia" stamp. 7" tall. 1 only. 

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    Bear Scholar Bogorodsk Carving

    "The Scholar" Bogorodsk Carving

    Scholarly Bear (Ученый медведь). An animated Misha places his paw to his head in delight. Master carver work from the early 1990's. Can double as a bookend. 8" tall. 1 only, as shown.  

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  • Bear Climbing a Tree Stump Bogorodsk Carving

    "Where's the Honey?" Bogorodsk Carving

    Bear Climbing a Tree Stump (Медведь, поднимающийся на пень). A nicely carved Bogorodsk Russian bear with a golden patina. Stump hollowed out and can be used as a container or holder. High quality work by an older Bogorodsk master carver. "Made...

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    Bear with a Bat (Медведь с битой )

    "Batter Up!" Bogorodsk Carving

    SALE PRICED Bear with a Bat (Медведь с битой ). Lapta (Лапта) is the Russian form of baseball, and is similar to cricket. Mentions of this game have been found in medieval manuscripts, and balls and bats were found in the 14th-century excavations in...

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