New bottle holder. Eskimo with two Samoyed dogs is depicted on the cover of the bottle holder. It measures 14 1/4" long and 3 3/4" wide.
This exceptional HAND PAINTED ART Bottle Holder was created out of birch wood in Russia. It takes a lot of time to make this case. The tree was cut in spring, stripped of its bark leaving a few rings to prevent the wood from cracking when dried. The logs were dried and kept in the open for several years. The logs are then cut into smaller pieces. All the operations do not involve any measurement and rely on intuition and require great skill. After the turning work on a lathe is done the case is cleaned, primed with starchy glue to make its surface smooth, polished and now are ready for painting. After having been hand-painted it is dried for several days. Then the case are ready for the lacquer to be applied. Many different coats are needed to give the case the brilliant shine. The Holder is covered with 6 layers of lacquer.The skill of the lacquering is what makes our items so different from the others.