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Zhostovo Floral Trays, Jewelry and Samovars


These unique lacquered pieces of folk art decorated with traditional painting style originated in the small village of Zhostovo, located 15 miles from Moscow. The arstists 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.