The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads to madness. - Christopher Morley
Below we have listed commercial resources that provide the beautiful black lacquer objects such as boxes and jewelry and other crafts such as matryoshka nesting dolls and porcelin.
Black Lacquer Crafts
This company imports collectibles from Russia (and France) including Russian Lacquered Boxes and Russian folk art like the Matroshka Dolls and a variety of other wooden objects,
Gamble Trading Company: Treasures of Russia
The Treasures of Russia collection includes Russian black lacquer boxes,
fine handpainted porcelin and umbrellas made to withstand 40 mph winds.
Lacquer boxes, matryoshkas, antique icons hand carved wooden toys, painted eggs, shawls, jewelry, trays and more are available from this company.
Russian Lacquer Boxes
Beautiful site. Includes a short guide to russian lacquer boxes and an illustrated collection of fairy tales commonly depicted on the boxes.
A shopping mall on-line full of items for everyone.
Russian World Online
A great site to order hand-painted Russian art.
Siberian Wild Goods
A wide variety of hand crafted objects with materials collected in Siberia, the Russian Far East and parts of Moscow and Western Russia include nesting dolls, contemporary icons, lacquer boxes, CD-Roms, plus more.
Sunbirds' Unique Russian Lacquer Boxes
A large collection of boxes are searchable by artist, school, etc are presented along with FAQ about this distinct art form. Sunbird also provides other items such as jewlery, watches and screensavers.
Matryoshka and lacquer boxes, traditional Russian wooden toys, woodcarvings, icons, barrettes, pins and earrings are imported from Sergiev Posad and St. Petersburg.
Other Russian/NIS Crafts
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