Items made of birch bark
Soft, velvety surface of birch bark is very beautiful and nice to touch, moreover, it has healing properties. In birch bark were stored, such as milk, which could not turn sour two weeks, as well as fish, meat, mushrooms, that too long remained fresh. The natural properties of of birch bark allow maintain the freshness of the bread for a longer time. cereals and flour stored in birch bark box would never have insects, besides birch bark could take the excess moisture of these products.
In Russia you can purchase the following articles made of birch bark: boxes, breadbaskets, mirrors, combs, hairpins, cases, flasks, napkin holders, coasters for hot food, sets for spices.
Semikarakorsk Russian folk art craft is located in Semikarakorsk city of Rostov region on the right bank of the Don River, near the estuary of Sal river.
The original artistic direction is characterized by swipe underglaze painting with the use of metal salts with a bouquet-floral ornament, with a focus on the larger central flower, narrative compositions in the style of Russian splint images using Cossack folk motifs, stylized Don landscapes.
Kazakovskaya filigree work
Filigree is one of the oldest forms of artistic metalworking. Feature of Kazakovsky products is the independent meaning of filigree, Kazakovsky products are entirely openwork.
Kazakovsky products are primarily characterized by white color of silvered copper wire, which may be associated with Russian winter. Kazakovsky plant produces a wide variety of art works: decorative vases and bowls, boxes with music, coasters, vases, candy, women’s jewelry, teaspoons, cups, medals, badges, medals and decals.
Filigree is a hand-made item. Each product is unique.
Since building the plant in Gus Crystal city they started making products of simple and colored glass with flower painting and gilding. All the products made of crystal were known for their diamond (brilliant) faces, decorated with engraving. The city was also well-known for it’s vases.
After studying the work of Czech factories that manufactured Bohemian glass, the Russian industrialist Maltsev, who was specializing in manufacturing glassware, purchased samples of Czech factories’ production, acquired recipes for products. Thus, the plant mastered the technology of manufacturing Bohemian products as well.
Nowadays the plant still amazes by it’s assortment. Bells with the images of goose are particularly popular among tourists as good fine souvenirs.
- production of works of art using a glassy powder, enamel, on a metal substrate, type of applied art. Glass coating is long-lived and does not fade over time, and products of enamel are remarkable for their special bright and clean colors.
Vologda (Usolye) enamel – traditional painting on white enamel. Initially, the main motive was floral composition inflicted on a copper base: masters were making on a white enamel flower ornaments, birds, animals, including mythological using a variety of colors. However, at the beginning of the XVIII century the art of multicolored enamel was lost, it began to oust monophonic enamel (white, blue and green).
Rostov enamel -There from the XVIII century in the city of Rostov (Yaroslavl region). The thumbnail images are performed on enamel by transparent fire-resistant paints, invented in 1632 by French jeweler Jean Tooten.
-One of the types of Russian bone carving, art craft, now centered in the village Lomonosov of Kholmogory District of the Arkhangelsk region. Items made in this technique, are known from the 17th century. The basic techniques of thread developed in the heyday of the craft in the 18th century (combination of openwork ornament with the topical relief images, color engraving, the lining under openwork carving colored foil, coloring bones’ plates); the combs, snuff boxes, chests and furniture were very popular as well as glasses and other decorative crafts, lined with plates of bones.