Tsar Golden Khokhloma Spice Jar
|lacquer, linseed oil, tempera, wood
|15.2 fl oz (450 ml)
|4'' (10 cm)
|6'' (15 cm)
|Picture / color
|Each item is unique - no two are exactly the same.
Khohloma items are practical and make an ideal gift. Golden Khokhloma is an original Russian folk craft, famous for its painted wooden utensils. The craft was born in the late 17th century, taking its name from the large trading village of Khokhloma. Based on centuries of experience, masters of handicrafts have developed an unprecedented and hitherto unrivaled technique of gilding turned-work utensils without real gold. While the method has remained the same, the ornamental patterns and artistic subjects are constantly changing, making this an artistic form that is continually developing and improving. Gracefully austere in form, yet rich in decoration, these modest articles are genuine works of art.