Handmade Russian Folk Art Zhostovo and Palekh Magnet

$8.00

→ Magnets are made from real wood and vary in size, but are approximately 2.5 inches in diameter; 2.5×3 inches if oval.
→ Bright, high quality printed reproduction of Russian folk art in the Zhostovo and Palekh styles, heavily lacquered for a beautiful, glossy finish
→ Made from real New York wood that we cut and filed with our own bare hands
→ Extra strong magnet (or two, if needed) in the back
→ Limited edition – only 1 of each!

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Description

Magnets 1 – 4 are Zhostovo style
Zhostovo painting (Жостовская роспись in Russian) is an old Russian folk handicraft of painting on metal trays, which still exists in a village of Zhostovo in the Moscow region. It appeared in the early 19th century mainly under the influence of the Ural handicraft of flower painting on metal. Bouquets or garden and field flowers strewn against the black background adorn these trays, giving people joie-de-vivre and awakening admiration over the beauty and diversity of nature.

Magnets 5-7 are Palekh style
Palekh miniature (Russian: Палехская миниатюра) is a Russian folk handicraft of a miniature painting, which is done with tempera paints on varnished articles.
Palekh Russian lacquer art first appeared in 1923 in the village of Palekh, Russia, and is based on a long local history of icon painting. The Palekh miniatures usually represent characters from real life, literary works, fairy tales, bylinas, and songs. They are painted with local bright paints over the black background and are known for their delicate and smooth design, abundance of golden shading, and accurate silhouettes of flattened figures.

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Weight 3 oz

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