Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Golden Khokhloma from Russia

The following translation was sent for this postcard:

Golden Khokhloma from Semenov is the soul of Russia!

on the back of the card:
Nizhegorodskaya oblast (Nizhegorodian region), gorod (town) Semenov.

Postmarked in 2010 with two Russia stamps

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Khokhloma or Khokhloma painting is the name of a Russian wood painting handicraft, known for its vivid flower patterns, red and gold colors over the black background, and the distinctive effect on the cheap and light wooden tableware or furniture, making it look heavier, metal-like and glamourous.

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