Mezen Painting as one of the Russian folk handicrafts originated in the early 19th century. Folk artists used it to decorate most of the household items that accompany man throughout his life entire, bringing beauty and joy into it. Mezen painting also took an important part in façade and interior design of izba (log huts). River Mezen’ located in the Arkhangelsk Region runs between the largest rivers of Northern Europe: Severnaya Dvina and Pechora, on the border between taiga and tundra. ..