Emelya and the Magic Pike - Kholui Lacquer Box
available exclusively at Russian Treasure store.
Model - [KLB1magicpik]
Size (inches): 4x3.5X2.5
This brilliant Lacquer Box “Emelya and The Magic Pike” can be a shining example of Kholui handicrafts, that are widely known for their artistic sphere revolving around the painting of Russian Lacquer Boxes, made from papier mache and painted in peculiar green hues.
Kholui Lacquer Boxes are distinctly different from other widely-known styles of painting – Palekh, Fedoskino, and Mstera. This Lacquer Box is hand-painted in traditional for Kholui blue-green palette.
The Kholui Lacquer Box was designed, lacquered and then hand-painted with scenes from famous Russian folk tale - “Emelya and The Magic Pike” by famous Russian artist Petrov, so you can be sure in complete uniqueness of it.
The Lacquer Box features in step four main scenes of the fairy tale on each side of the Russian box. In the story, lazy Emelya went to the ice hole for water and caught a magic pike that granted him infinite wishes in return for release. Emelya let the fish go and had many adventures before becoming a beautiful king. For example, he ordered his water pails to go home by itself. This moment is wonderfully pictured on one side of the Lacquer Box. Then he ordered the sled to go by itself to the nearest forest, this illustration is showed on the front side of the Lacquer Box. Also, Emelya drove the Russian stove, as it is depicted on the other side of the Russian box.
The lid of the Lacquer Box is decorated with an image of Magic Pike, and with a soft ornament that has resemblance to river’s waves.
Masterfully drawn details and vibrant colors of the Lacquer Box are sure to please any Russian art lover. All the scenes are rendered in soft, cool tones that add to the Lacquer Box an icy feel. The traditional style complements the fairy tale theme. This Lacquer Box is made of high quality papier-mâché and is signed on the bottom with golden title, artist's name, and village. The interior is painted in red lacquer.
The Lacquer Box “Emelya and The Magic Pike” will be an original and funny gift for the people with good sense of humour!