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Title: Skomorokhi/Fun People
Artist: Kuzmenko Galina
Size: 15x3
Size (inches): 6x1.25
Price: $790 $625

Talented Palekh artist Galina Kuzmenko has painted this colorful original-shaped box.The shape is remind us a daisy flower.
The box shows the performance of roaming buffoons known in Russia as "skomorokhi". Skomorokhi play their music loudly, and a bear dance to the accompaniment of their music. The villagers start to leave their houses anticipating with pleasure a joyful entertainment. The palette is filled with the tones suitable for reproduction of a traditional Palekh style. Gold paint is used to paint jingles on the tambourines and the hats of some characters, and the pipe one of them trumpets.
The scene is framed with a gold beads; the box's sides are decorated with intricate gold ornament.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. A hinge is fastened to the top of each scene, and the box rests on three legs. The work is signed with an artist name, and Palekh by the artist.

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