Ukrainian Couple Courtship Easter Egg. A young man wears a plain Carpathian Hutsul fedora and carries a long carved smoking pipe. She has strings of beads around her neck and a festive red apron called a "zapaska" around her linen shirt and skirt. She is barefoot, he wears shoes. She carries a broom implying domestic tranquility. The art depicts a couple at the end of the 19th or early 20th century, perhaps in Ruthenian Carpathia.
High quality Fedoskino-style oil painting using metallic pigments. The style of the painting resembles early 20th century lacquer painting by the Lukutin or Vishnyakov workshops. The smoothly lacquered and polished egg was purchased in Moscow at the end of the 20th century. 4" in height. 1 only, as shown. Comes with a stand.