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Butterfly by Elena Nikolaeva | Kholui Lacquer Box

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Kholui is a tempera painting village with traditions rooted in old icon painting schools, which were persecuted during the revolution. Having preserved the ancient ways of painting with fairy-tales, Kholui is one of three tempera workshops still currently functioning.

This traditional work from the village of Kholui shows the butterfly with blue iris. The box is constructed from paper-mache. The interior of the work is covered with red lacquer, the exterior is covered in black color. The lid is hinged from the top of the scene. 5.25"x2.25"x1.25". Signed by the artist.


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