"Irises", Russian Lacquer Box, b18, Fedoskino
This lacquer box is crafted by hand in the village of Kholui, one of the four most famous places for this art. Fedoskino is known for its frequent use of mother -of -pearl (river shell) which is inlaid in the structure of the paper mache, the material the box is composed of. Therefore is it actually much more time consuming and complicated technique, and as a result much higher value and price. 2.4 x 4.1"