Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino: Sirin, mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird; symbolizes eternal joy and heavenly happiness.
Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino. Russian beauty in a kokoshnik. the kokoshnik is normally worn with the 'veil' down but this picture depicts a girl with a kasinka over the 'pavlyaska'.
Russian lacquered boxes are made of papier mache, finely painted by hand and then finished with many coats of lacquer for a high sheen. Russian Matryuska dolls (nesting dolls) are made by hand and Russian painters.