Pskov Kremlin (Псковский Кремль). The Pskov Kremlin (i.e., Krom) is the core of the Pskov fortress. It is a majestic architectural monument whose roots go back 1000 years, first as earthen ramparts, then wooden, and finally stone fortifications. The Trinity Cathedral within also goes back centuries.
An interesting panel with work reminiscent of "kustar" production. Pokerwork on pine and glossy lacquer. Pokerwork, also known as pyrography, has been around for 500 years as a decorative element. Made in the "Pskov Experimental Factory of Art Products" ("Экспериментальный завод художественных изделий УМП Псковского облисполкома") around 1977. High-quality similar to work done on boxes. Unusual in our experience. Fine condition. 10½" x 6½". 1 only.
Cottage industry “kustar” work (Кустарная промышленность) was important for rural peasants and their families in parts of Russia starting in the 16th century. It developed extensively during the 19th century, producing a wide range of arts and crafts in wood, textile, and metal. Some of the more substantial enterprises later formed cooperatives and factories.