Have you seen the surprise, yet? IT COMES APART like a Matryoshka Doll revealing a space inside large enough to hide a nice bottle of vodka, wine, or a gift, or stock certificates, or...?
This unique bottle holder also like a Nesting Doll wearing in the traditional Russian clothes - sarafan (women's dress) and blouse richly decorated with embroidered patterns, headscarves on the heads which always were a real work of art and it was shown by artist.
In work the artists used tempera with egg emulsion and fine polecat brushes.
Very rich and bright paints including gold ("patal") are used. All the drawings of this item are made by the real artist so delicate and subtle, that as a whole the doll is just breathtaking! Everything is shining and sparkling.
Egg-tempera paint is the primary medium used to paint the composition on this box. The palette is full of colors that are bright and vibrant. All aspects of the scene are intricately detailed with fine lines created with precise brushwork. Gold and aluminum paints are also used to add even more detail. There is a great sense of balance and linear flow in these compositions.
This exceptional HAND PAINTED ART doll 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 doll are ready for the lacquer to be applied. Many different coats are needed to give the doll the brilliant shine. The Bottle Holder is covered with 6 layers of lacquer.The skill of the lacquering is what makes our items so different from the others.