Zhostovo Floral Creations

These unique lacquered pieces of folk-art decorated with their traditional painting style originated in the small village of Zhostovo, located 15 miles from Moscow. The artists of Zhostovo have been known for their floral-motif lacquer painting since early 1800's when lacquer on metal-craft, especially tray painting, began commercially. From this tradition, Zhostovo style floral painting spread to other craft items such as jewelry, boxes, tableware, samovars, etc. It is a rare household in Russia that does not have at least one piece of Zhostovo art, and the traditional floral patterns created in the village are recognizable around the world.

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