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  • Belarusian Larchik (Белорусский Ларчик) is a traditional wheat straw decorated jewelry  box

    Belarusian Straw Inlay Jewelry Box [Vintage]

    Belarusian Larchik (Белорусский Ларчик). The word "larchik" is a diminuitive of "ларец", which derives from the Swedish "lárr", and Finnish "laari". It's a traditionally decorated box with a lid for storing jewelry. This one was made in Zhlobin...

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  • Gorodets Decorative Board Hand Made and Painted in Russia

    Gorodets Painted Cutting Board

    Gorodets Decorative 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...

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  • Tsarist and Civil War Currency in an oak frame

    Tsarist and Civil War Currency in an oak frame

    3 Ruble Banknote from Tsarist Russia (Nicholas II). Signatures of Shipov (Bank President) and Barishev (Cashier). Together with 3 Ruble Civil War issue from Rostov on Don, South Russia. These were issued by the State Bank. Genuine currency...

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  • Novgorod Birch Bark Art

    Novgorod Birch Bark Art

    Novgorod "Kolibelnaya" Lullaby (Колыбельная) is the title of this original birch bark picture of a mother and child dressed in medieval Novgorodian attire. The pose is that of an icon, specifically, the Mother of God of Kazan. She looks into the distance...

    $45.00
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  • Misha Bear Olympic Mascot Bath Toy

    Misha Bear Olympic Mascot Bath Toy

    Misha Olympic Bear (Олимпийский Мишка). Misha Bear, the XXII Olympics of 1980, was designed by children's book illustrator Victor Alexandrovich Chizhikov (1935-2020). Many souvenirs were manufactured for the ill-fated Moscow games. This unusual rubber...

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    Soldier Drummer Bogorodsk Toy

    Soldier Drummer Bogorodsk Toy

    Soldier Drummer (Солдат-барабанщик). He is dressed in the uniform of the War of 1812. When you swing the ball, he raises his arms and plays the drum. Nicely carved, painted and lacquered, circa mid-1990's. 7¼" x 4½". 1 only.

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  • Ivan Goroshko Fairy Tale Painted Panel (Belarus)

    Ivan Goroshko Fairy Tale Painted Panel (Belarus)

    Ivan-Goroshko (Іван-Гарошка). Katygoroshko is a legendary bogatyr-hero of Kievan Rus', found in Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian folk tales. In Belarus he goes by Pokatygoroshek or Katygoroshek. He also goes by Ivan-Goroshko (Іван-Гарошка).The painting...

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  • Spinner Metal Plate or Tray

    Spinner Metal Plate or Tray

    Spinner (Пряха). A young girl sits on a decorated bench and spins a shirt from out of fine thread. A nearby basket holds her spindles and a small duck "kovsch", which would hold small items, is also at her feet. She has on a green traditional Slavic...

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  • Solovetsky Monastery Carved Wall Plaque

    Solovetsky Monastery Carved Wall Plaque

    Transfiguration of Jesus Christ Solovetsky Monastery (Спасо-Преображенский Соловецкий Монастырь). It is located in the village of Solovetsky, Primorsky District, Arkhangelsk Region on Solovetsky Island in the White Sea. Heavy, high-relief wood carving...

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  • Three Bogatyrs Hammered Copper Plaque

    Three Bogatyrs Hammered Copper Plaque

    Three Bogatyrs (Три богатыря). Artistic hammered copper plaque made at the Experimental Plant (Опытно Экспериментальный Завод) in Kiev (Киевский горместпром, which is short for городской отдел местной промышленности, or dept. of city industry) in 1976...

    $55.00
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  • Moscow Skyline (SR-90)

    Moscow Skyline

    Moscow Skyline. An unusual heavy silumin (aluminum-silicon alloy) metal casting in high relief showing the cupolas and towers of the Kremlin in Moscow. 8¼" x 9". Excellent condition. Paper lable with description and information has been lost. 1...

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  • Tower and Buildings Carved Wall Plaque

    Tower and Buildings Carved Wall Plaque

    Tower and Buildings Carved Wall Plaque. An unfamiliar (to us) group of buildings carved into pieced together pine. What appears to be a tower in the foreground has some neoclassical architecture behind it. To the right of the tower is a wall with trees...

    $24.00
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  • Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    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...

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  • Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    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...

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    At the Banya Bears Bogorodsk

    At the Banya Bears Bogorodsk

    Bears at the Banya (Медведи в бане). Bogorodsk toy with the bears atop two levers which are pulled back and forth. This creates the movement that allows one to smack the other with a venik  (веник)., or special bath broom These are bundles of oak or...

    $24.00 $18.95
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  • Leopold the Cat [Tver]

    Leopold the Cat [Tver]

    Leopold the Cat (Кот Леопольд). Tver Figure. Handmade traditional folk toy made of wood and paint. Based on the Russian animated short film series about an amiable and prudent cat who always wears a bow tie. Leopold's catchphrase is "Kids, let's all get...

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  • Pink Rose Easter Egg

    Pink Rose Easter Egg

    Pink Rose (Розовая роза). A young Russian maiden holds a single rose in her hands, a symbol of gratitude. Detailed painting with subtle shades of coral, rosewood and hickory on polished wood with a glossy lacquer finish. Comes with its own matching...

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  • Playmates [Tver]

    On the See-Saw [Tver]

    On the See-Saw (На качелях).  Traditional handmade Tver toy depicting a little girl on a see-saw with her friend, Koshka. Playful Russian arts and crafts piece with enhancements that include wood burning and painting. 1990's. 4" x 6½" x 2". 1...

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    Kurochka Ryaba Salt Shaker

    "Kurochka Ryaba" Salt Shaker

    Salt Shaker in the shape of Kurochka Ryaba. Tver, late 20th century. Painted wood. 3" in height. In very good condition.  Kurochka Ryaba (Курочка Ряба). The hen lays a golden egg for the old couple, who, in trying to break it open, are unsuccessful...

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    Winnie the Pooh Salt Shaker

    Winnie the Pooh Salt Shaker

    Salt Shaker in the shape of Winne-the-Pooh. Tver, late 20th century. Painted wood. 3" in height. In very good condition, some paint loss on the ears. 1 only. Winnie-the-Pooh (Винни-Пух) debuted in 1969 in an animated film by Soyuzmultfilm directed by...

    $18.00 $12.00
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