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Title: Snowmaiden
Artist: Kornilova Natalie
Size: 18x12.5x4
Size (inches): 7x5x1.5
Price : $650 SOLD!


This box is an original masterwork of the outstanding Palekh artist Natalya Kornilova. It's entire surface is covered with colorful paintings based on the Russian folk fairy-tale of "The Snowmaiden" or "Snegurochka" which is Russian for Snowmaiden.
Snowmaiden isn't a human being. Her father is Old Man Winter and her mother is Fairy Spring. She is depicted here peeping out from the forest and looking at the village where people live. People are so happy and merry! They sing songs, and have fun enjoying every minute of life. She wants to be their friend and live among them. She wishes to know what people feel; and what love is...
The scenes are painted in the traditional Palekh style. The details are enhanced with gold and aluminum paints. Gold and aluminum paints are also used to paint the attractive patterns that frame the box's lid, and wrap around the bottom part of the box's body.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged, and the box sits flat. The work is signed by the artist and Palekh.

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