Pins are brooches made of paper mache and of mother-of-pearl, handcrafted in Russia and painted on the basis of the individual designs of the artists. Rare and unique! Imported by Alkota

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"Day's Eye", pi9

"Day's Eye" is a round paper mache pin, painted by hand in Russian village of Zhostovo, famous for its flower painting patterns. Daisies are very popular flowers in Russia.

Primarily known as the symbol of childhood innocence, this charming wildflower is said to originate from a Dryad who presided over forests, meadows, and pastures. According to Roman mythological legend, the nymph Belides, as she danced with the other nymphs at the edge of the forest, caught the eye of Vertumnus, the god of the orchards. To escape his unwanted attention, she transformed herself into the flower bellis, which is the daisy's botanical name.

Similar in appearance to some chrysanthemums, daisies continue to be associated with simplicity and modesty — two characteristics carried over from Victorian times. A well-known practice originated with heartbroken Victorian maids who wished to be loved once again by their suitors. A maid would pluck a daisy's petals one by one, chanting, "He loves me, he loves me not," for each petal pulled. Of course, it was the last petal that predicted the situation's outcome. More...

SKU: pi9
Retail Price: $19.00

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"Daisy", Mother-of pearl Pin, pi5

"The rose has but a summer reign, the daisy never dies." James Montgomery. The Daisy. This pin is handcrafted and painted by hand on mother-of-pearl, in German silver.  Art. S. Petrunya. Zhostovo.

SKU: pi5
Retail Price: $49.00

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"Nostalgie", pi4

"Nostalgie" was designed as a part of 6 different mother-of-pearl pins. The work is painted by hand on the river shell. Unique.

SKU: pi4
Retail Price: $169.00

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"Peruvian Paso", pi2

The pin "Peruvian Paso" is dedicated to this breed of the horse -Peruvian Paso, famous for easy riding for long distances over high mountain terrain. It was brought by conquistadores in 1500s from Spain to South America.

SKU: pi2
Retail Price: $49.00

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"Daisies", pi1

"Daisies" is the pin painted by hand on mother-of pearl with german silver. The work is done through magnifying glass.

SKU: pi1
Retail Price: $49.00