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Fedoskino

Fedoskino (Федоскинская миниатюра) is the oldest traditional Russian lacquer miniature painting center, known since the 18th century. Its distinctive style of painting on papier-mache is far different than the other villages as the artists use oil paints applied in many layers. Other elements include mother-of-pearl (both river and freshwater), pure gold or silver leaf (to create a shimmering glow or silvery sparkle), and metallic powders mixed into the paints. Occasionally boxes can even imitate tortoise-shell, malachite, birch bark, mahogany, marble or tartan. Popular subjects include troikas, portraits, village life, and tea-drinking from a samovar. 

  • The Scarlet Flower [Fedoskino]

    The Scarlet Flower [Fedoskino]

    The Scarlet Flower (Аленький цветочек). A beautifully painted scene from this highly popular fairy tale. The merchant father returns from his travels with a spectacular scarlet flower from the magical garden of the Beast. He gives it to his youngest...

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    Korobushka "Peddler" Lacquer Box [Fedoskino]

    Korobushka "Peddler" Lacquer Box [Fedoskino]

    The Peddlers or Korobeiniki. (Коробе́йники). Based on a nineteenth-century Russian folk song derived from a somewhat dark poem of the same name by Nikolay Nekrasov (1821-1878). Korobeiniki were peddlers who sold fabric, notions, books and other small...

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    The Scarlet Flower [Fedoskino]

    Scarlet Flower Lacquer Box [Fedoskino]

    The Scarlet Flower (Аленький цветочек). The merchant father has returned from his travels and has brought gifts to his three daughters. The two eldest admire the crystal mirror and fine silks, while the youngest is transfixed by the Scarlet Flower which...

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    Ice Fishing [Fedoskino]

    Ice Fishing [Fedoskino]

    Ice Fishing (Подледная рыбалка). Fedoskino, mid-1970's. Elegant winter painting with several figures. Foreground includes two men fishing and one using a hand drill to carve out a hole. In the background a young woman carries a pair of water buckets and...

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  • Country Estate Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Country Estate Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Country Estate (Загородное поместье). Fedoskino. Signed by the artist, P. Fedorov, and dated 1982. Elegantly painted view of a river and a stone bridge. In the distance are several houses. The artist has used golden flakes liberally throughout to create...

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    Blini (Pancakes) Lacquer Box

    Pancakes (Blini ) Lacquer Box

    Pancakes (Блины). Lacquer Box. Bright translucent painting of a peasant couple near the hearth. The woman has just backed a batch of pancakes. A rooster sits perched atop of the fireplace. Small hinged box by Fedoskino artist T. Fablova. Signed by the...

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  • "The Village Courtship" (Ухаживание в Деревне)

    Village Courtship Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    The Village Courtship (Ухаживание в Деревне). Fedoskino, 1987. Kolganova. It is the middle of winter as can be seen by the snow covered houses in the distance. Yet, the brightly-colored winter clothing the young people are wearing glows and...

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