Every Russian knows what khokhloma is. It's an old Russian handicraft having its own distinctive features: wooden utensils and furniture are painted green, black and red on gold. Maybe they are not very functional, but they definitely carry some magic. The city called Semenov (Nizhny Novgorod region) where, Russian
matryoshka dolls are also made, considers itself to be the place where "Khokhloma" was born. Other cities may argue, but Semenov still has workshops for creating miracles of khokhloma. Russian blogger Yaroslav took the opportunity to visit one of them and take these interesting pictures.