3 The Center of the Russian Khokhloma Art

The Center of the Russian Khokhloma Art

Posted on April 1, 2015 by team

Khokhloma painting as a traditional art handicraft appeared in the seventeeth century in the Nizhny Novgorod province to be named after the big tradeful village Khokhloma that receive many wooden products for sale. Khokhloma utensils were initially made only in monasteries for the royalty. But such beauty was doomed to spread much further.

In the nineteenth century Khokhloma goods could be found not only in Russia, but also in Persia, India, Central Asia, America and Australia. It’s still rather popular in many countries.

“Khokhloma painting” factory has been the largest producer of wooden khokhloma goods since the mid 1960s. Semenov city is called the capital of khokhloma by right.

The khokhloma technology originating from icon painting was being developed for centuries. In fact today they do the same as hundreds years ago.

They make use of linden wood for making different utensils.

The utensils are dried and painted gold. They seem to be made of clay. Next they are soaked in boiled linseed oil and rubbed with aluminium powder.

Painted utensils are covered with varnish three times and hardened in a furnace at 120-130C. In the end they obtain the lacquer film that makes them shiny: wood turns into gold.

All the products of the factory are absolutely safe. You may use it for eating and drinking. Hot and cold, salty and sour foods will not spoil the khokhloma utensils.

All the good are certified.

Semenov’s matryoshka is one of the symbols of Russia.

Khokhloma goods from the factory are supplied to many corners of the world.


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3 Responses to “The Center of the Russian Khokhloma Art”

  1. john says:

    Thanks for the posting, beautiful work.

  2. Erik says:

    Just wonderful and the artists too .

  3. Mister Twister says:

    Some of the best POSITIVE parts of russian culture that should survive over the years.

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