Hello, my name is Liudmila. I was born in Lithuania, have family roots in Russia, but now I live in Norway:) I can't tell anything astonishing about myself... I'm not registered in the Guinness Book of Records, haven't invented the bicycle and wasn't elected as a president :D I'm an ordirary person with simple hobbies - love travelling, reading books, meeting my friends, I just love life as it is, with all advantages and disadvantages. I just have an interesting hobby - I collect bookmarks :) I'm a passionate bookmark collector and hope to find more collectors, exchange bookmarks with them, show my collection to others and have a look at other collections :) You can contact me, if you're interested in bookmark exchange :) Hope to find friends from all over the world :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Khokhloma patterns

Khokhloma craft art has a 300 year history that continues still today. Khokhloma painting on wood is a traditional Russian decorative craft art that began in the 2nd. half of the 17th. century in the Koverninsky region of the Nizhnii Novgorod Oblast. This style of painting was named after the trade village of Khokhloma where the painted wares were collected from all over the area for sale to the buyers. From the 18th. Century to the beginning of the 20th. Century this village was the trade center for all of the Khokhloma craft art products.
Combinations of colors such as red, black & gold are traditionally characteristic of Khokhloma painting. The most commonly used style includes the "topping" (using a red & black painted design on a golden background.) Another popular style is "background" painting (gold silhouette painting on either a red or black background.) 

Thanks,Marina :)

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