Palekh glasses case

    SKU: cmcn500250

    £65.00 Members' price *


    A hand-painted glass case made in papier-mache, decorated with a Palekh folk scene. The Russian village of Palekh is known primarily for their tradition of hand-made items embellished with miniature painting. Following the October Revolution of 1917 with its outspoken atheist ideology, the Palekh masters of iconography began to paint papier-mâché boxes representing characters from real life, literary works, fairy tales, bylinas, and songs, while applying the same principles they had learned from painting icons.

    Please note:

    This individually hand-crafted item comes in assorted, varying designs and a particular design cannot be selected.


    Product code: cmcn500250
    Exhibition: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
    World culture: Europe
    Size: approx diameter 15cm x 6cm
    Material: hand-painted papier-m?ch?
    Weight: 0.04
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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