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 shimmers! The painting, by an accomplished Fedoskino master, is a colorful feast of red, green, yellow, blue and brown. The maiden in the front clasps a linen handkerchief in her hand, a favorite prop of Russian dancers. All the youthful faces gentle, kind and expressive. Materials used are oil paints, papier-mache, metallic powders and lacquer. The box is hinged and rests on four button feet. 6¼"x4¼"x2".