Seeing-off the Winter | Mstera Lacquer Box

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 This gorgeous cylinder-shaped box was painted by well-known Mstera artist Baburina.The work is called "Seeing-off the Winter" and the artist has chosen to depict one of the ancient Russian feasts, which is called "Maslenitsa". This feast is arranged to send off the cold winter and welcome the beginning of warm spring. In ancient times Maslenitsa included different magic and religious rites that afterwards transformed into traditional folk customs, such as burning of a large doll of straw that embodies the winter, baking of sacrificial bread - pancakes, masquerades, various games, driving in a sledge at high speed and many others. Celebration is in full swing as people are having a good time.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the box. The exterior is decorated with intricate gold patterns. The lid isn't hinged, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the artist's name, Mstera and the title on the bottom's.

Approx. 3"x2.25"x2.25".