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Anonymous (Russian Folk Art)
BURAK (Loukochko), 2 Pieces
Velikiy Ustiug, 19th Century

From the collection of Nathalie Ehrenbourg-Mannati.

Buraki, (Birch containers with handled lids), 2 pieces made in Velikii Ustiug.

Medium: Carved birch bark, "birch-bark lace", with colored foil backgrounds.

Size: 3-1/2" (9 cm) and 2" (5 cm) high.

Exhibited: Paris, 1960 with other items from this collection at "L'ART POPULAIRE RUSSE DU XIXeme SIECLE" (see items 200 and 201).
Catalogue numbers on the bottom. CS.

Reproduced:
"Art populaire russe: les Koustari du XIX siecle" in June 1968 issue of the magazine Jardin des Arts (see p. 16).

More information about this important collection see under N. Erenburg's name.

About Buraki see here: English / Russian; Alison Hilton, Russian Folk Art (Indiana University Press, 1995), p. 33 and color illustration, Fig. 3.7 ; and other sources.

Rare.

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Item ID: Mis00013

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