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Khokhloma is a decorative painting wooden utensils and furniture done with golden and red (and yellow and green) colors on a black background.





Sheep wool - this is an original Russian folk craft, there are over three hundred years, a unique phenomenon not only in the scale of Russia but also in world art.
Suggest that sheep wool originated in XVII century on the left bank of the Volga, in the villages of Great and Small idleness Mokushino, Sabbaths, Glibin, cartilage. Currently home to khokhloma considered Kovernino village in the Nizhny Novgorod region.




Khokhloma products attract not only the beauty of the ornament. They are valued for durable lacquer coating, through which they are used in everyday life. In a tree when the painting is not applied gold, silver and tin powder. After that, the product is a special compound, and three or four times treated in a furnace, thus achieving a unique honey-golden color, which gives a light wooden bowl effect of massiveness.





Traditional elements Khokhloma - Herbal patterns, juicy red rowan berries and strawberries, flowers and twigs. Not uncommon to find birds, fish and animals.






Traditional elements Khokhloma - Herbal patterns, juicy red rowan berries and strawberries, flowers and twigs. Not uncommon to find birds, fish and animals.



Technology
First, make a piece of wood, then the master stands for lathe cutting tool removes the excess wood and gradually gives blank shape. As it turns osnova.Potom basis covering primer. After the primer dried product is 7-8 hours and be sure to manually covered with several layers of varnish. Master dip in a bowl with linseed oil special swab, and then quickly rubbed into the surface of the product, turning it so that linseed oil is distributed evenly. This operation is very demanding. From it will continue to depend on the quality of wood utensils, the strength of painting. During the day the product is drying oil 3-4 times. The last layer is dried until the moment when a little linseed oil sticks to your finger, not smearing him.



The next stage - rubbing the surface of aluminum powder products. Perform his or manually swab. After tinkering objects acquire a beautiful white luster, and are ready for painting. In the painting used tempera paints. The main colors that define the character and recognizability khokhloma painting - red and black, but the pattern of recovery were allowed, and other colors - brown, green, yellow. Brushes for painting made of squirrel tails, so that they could spend a very thin line.



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