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Unusual Arts and Crafts

Folk Arts & Crafts can be found throughout Eastern Europe, including Russia, Ukraine, Belorus, Poland, Bulgaria, and Lithuania. This category will, from time to time, have an interesting variety of collectible folk art from both former USSR republics and Eastern bloc nations. We invite you to explore in more detail by clicking on any of the images. Most items unique and subject to prior sale. All items in excellent condition unless noted.

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    Scale Model ZIL-117 Sedan Limousine

    Scale Model "ZIL-117" Sedan Limousine

    Scale Model ZIL-117 Sedan Limousine. The ZIL-117 Sedan was the official Communist party limousine originally made at the "Zavod Imeni Lihacheva", (Lihachev Industrial Plant). It was produced from 1967-1978 and had classic American styling. Features...

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    Stone Flower Wood Figure [Kalinin]

    Stone Flower Wood Figure [Kalinin]

    Stone Flower (Каменный цветок). A complex adult-toned story from the Malachite Box collection of tales by Pavel Bazhov (1879-1950). In this elegant depiction, Katya, the fiance of Danilo the Craftsman, holds the Flower of Stone in her hand while looking...

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    "Samara" Spice Boat

    "Samara" Spice Boat

    "Samara" Spice Boat. An unusual all-wooden set consisting of the Viking-like ship with three barrels, for salt, pepper and one with small spoon for mustard. Hand made decorated. Coat of arms of Samara is the White Goat. 10" length, 5¾" height,...

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    Large wooden carved spoon, Abramtsevo-Kudrino

    Abramtsevo-Kudrino Spoon

    Abramtsevo-Kudrino Spoon. This extra-large spoon was carved in the last half of the 20th century.  Carved lettering reads: "Сухая ложка рот дерет" ("A dry spoon will scratch your mouth"). This saying comes from ancient times when spoons were made...

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    Lubok Cutting Board "Chicken Thief"

    Decorative "Lubok" Painted Board

    Cutting Board "Chicken Thief". Painted in the Lubok graphic style. If this type of art is appealing to you, then you are in luck! We have this one-of-a-kind unusual decorative cutting board in the style of the "lubok" (лубо́к, лубо́чная картинка), which...

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  • Dymkovo Toy Boy on the Stove

    Dymkovo Toy Boy on the Stove

    The Dymkovo toy (Дымковская игрушка) (also known as the Vyatka or Kirov toy are molded painted clay figures of people and animals. It is one of the oldest Russian folk art handicrafts, dating to the 17th century. They are made from from a mixture of...

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    Kvass Serving Set

    Kvass Serving Set

    Kvass Serving Set. Kvass (Квас) is a Old Russian malt drink made from black or rye bread that goes back fifty centuries. It was mentioned first in the Old Russian Chronicles in the year 989. Similar to beer, kvass is considered a non-alcoholic drink with...

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    Mother and Child Plaque (Belarus )

    Belorussian Madonna (Беларуская Мадонна). This straw inlaid wooden panel was made in a village by the name of Zhlobin (Злобін), which is located on the Dnieper river near Minsk.  The design and portrait is intricate and complex straw inlay which...

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  • Tale of the Host of Igor Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Tale of the Host of Igor Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Tale of the Host of Igor, Son of Svyatoslav, Grandson of Oleg (Слово о полку Игореве, Игоря сына Святославля, внука Ольгова. Enamel on copper with suspended chains and bar with title in Russian. A detailed plaque circa 1975-1980 with many knights...

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    Commemorative Metal Embossed Plate for the 850th Anniversary of Moscow

    Moscow 850 Years Souvenir Metal Plate

    Moscow 850 Years. Commemorative Metal Embossed Plate for the 850th Anniversary of Moscow. Moscow, the city with more than 400 churches, celebrated 850 years in 1997. One of the oldest cities in RUssia, it's year of foundation is generally accepted...

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