Margarita Khitruk from the village of Fedoskino is the author of this beautiful box. It shows the characters of Lewis Carroll's classic tale "Alice in Wonderland".
In the middle of the scene we can see Alice, who sits under the tree and reads a book. The smiling Cheshire Cat sits on the tree, just above Alice's head. From the right of Alice we can see the White Rabbit who is in a great hurry as he may be late, and keep the Duchess waiting for him. In the background (from the left of Alice) the artist has painted the gardeners who have been painting the white roses red, and were interrupted by the Queen. In the background (from the right of Alice) we can also see Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
The scene is extended on the box's sides where the artist has painted the leaves that come down from the tree mixed with the playing cards. On the box's exterior bottom you can find one more scene that shows the Caterpillar who sits on the big mushroom and smokes the hookah. The box's exterior covered with dark blue lacquer is decorated with the shining gold ribbons detailed with brown oil paint. The interior is traditionally covered with red lacquer.Approx. 5"x4"x1".