Gorodets cutting board. Gorodets painting (Городецкая роспись) has its roots in the making and painting of spinning wheels and distaffs. It is a very old and cultured folk art and can range from complex paintings to simple genre scenes, as represented by this classic painted cutting board. The laconic central image of a bright rooster among leaves and flowers is painted freehand. The end result is light and transparent, yet rich colors.
Genuine Russian board, circa 1991-1995. Very good condition with a bit of crazing at the bottom of the board. Approximately 6" x 12". 1 only, as shown.