|Size: 6 1/2" X 5 1/4" X 1"
|| Reg.$ 395
Your price: $238
The box is signed by the artist
and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.
A very beautiful lacquer box with exquisite and sharp
details painted with a one hair brush. Wonderful colors blend into each other
making it a one well-designed and unique composition. The box itself is made
of the highest quality papier-mache and is covered with three layers of lacquer.
Paper-mache does not absorb the paint and it is also protected by a thick layer
of lacquer. This way colors will not fade and will stay vivid and bright for
many dozens of years to come.
The village of Kholui, began painting lacquer miniatures in the 1930's. Kholui
artists are less bound to tradition or one particular style, unlike the other
villages, and seem to take a bolder approach to their works. Backgrounds for
Kholui works are occasionally one solid color (similar to Palekh), but more
often than not the artist fills this area with swirls of tone and shade. Partly
for this reason, Kholui works appear brighter than Palekh boxes and seem to
fill up more of the available space.