Palekh Firebird Pendant. The fascinating Firebird (Жар-Птица) can be found in many Russian folk tales as the object of a challenging quest that inevitably is ignited with one glowing tail feather. Stories include Prince Ivan, Elena and the Grey Wolf, The Little Humpback Horse, and Sergei Diaghilev of Ballets Russes with music by Igor Stravinsky.
Painted with a squirrel hair brush on papier-mache using egg tempera paints, metallic powders, and crystal clear lacquer. The back is also decorated with gold and silver paints. 1½"x 1". The genuine article, not a knock-off. Comes elegantly gift boxed With a 20" silver gold plated chain.