Khokhloma Painting Candy Dish
|5.9x5.9x4.5" (15x15x11.5 cm)
|Picture / color
|Each item is unique - no two are exactly the same
|Color may vary
|Shades and hues you see on the monitor may vary depending on your settings.
|Care & Use
|Not dishwasher safe, Not microwave safe
History of Khokhloma Painting – Khokhloma Wood Painting first appeared in the second half of the 17th century in today's Koverninsky District of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. The handcraft was named after a trade settlement Khokhloma in the same area, where craftsmen had been known for making and selling their handmade goods between the 18th and 20th centuries. The art styles and the bright colors make Khokhloma art look so distinctly Russian.
The creation of Khokhloma is a hard and long process. By using tin, extreme heat, and lacquer, artists were able to create the appearance of a gilded gold finish – they apply a silver-tin powder on a product before their trip to the kiln, so that the product gets a honey-golden color. Each piece is hand-decorated with heat-resistant mineral paints. After the painting is done, the piece gets a generous coating of lacquer.
Design – Khokhloma is a national Russian ornament that is known for its vivid flower, berry, and leaf patterns. The colors of Khokhloma are typically red and black over gold.
Uniqueness – Handmade and hand-painted. All products are slightly different from each other as they are hand-crafted, which guarantees their unique and special look.
If you are looking for a memorable gift, we believe this is a good choice for you! Khokhloma is a traditional Russian souvenir. Traditional handmade wooden handicrafts in the style of "Khokhloma" will be an ornament of any house, will acquaint with Russian culture, and help to keeps traditions and customs of Russia.