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Title: Little Red Ridding Hood
Artist: Philippova N. and Brovkina Natalie
Size: 12.5x10x2.5
Size (inches): 5x4x1
Price : $395 SOLD!


This traditional Palekh box is a creation of N. Philippova and Natalie Brovkina. It shows several scenes from the popular fairy-tale "Little Red Riding Hood", written by the French writer Charles Perault. Little Red Riding Hood is a little girl who lives in the village near the forest. She wears always wears the red hood and that is the reason of her strange nickname. Once her grandmother gets sick, and Little Red Riding Hood is sent out to bring her cookies. On the way to the grandmother's house she meets the hungry Wolf. The Wolf wants to eat the girl but is afraid to do so in public (there are woodcutters nearby). He approaches the girl, and she naively tells him where she is going. He suggests the girl pick some flowers, which she does. In the meantime, he goes to the grandmother's house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He eats the grandmother and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandmother. When the girl arrives, he eats her too. A woodcutter, however, comes to the rescue and cuts the wolf open. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother emerge unharmed.
The left part of the composition shows Little Red Riding Hood walking through the forest, and the Wolf trying to penetrate into the grandmother's house. The right part of the composition features the moment when the girl talks to the Wolf who pretends to be her grandmother.
Various shades of green, brown, red and blue dominate here. Each element of the composition is richly detailed with gold and aluminum paints. Gold and aluminum paints are also used to create an intricate floral pattern that decorates the composition.
The box is constructed out of papier-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The box has a hinge affixed from the top of the composition, and rests on a flat bottom. Signed with the artists' names, the village of Palekh and the year of 2006.

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