Anonymous (Russian Folk Art)|
LESOVIKI-MOKHOVIKI ("The Forest or Moss People", Jouets en Mousse), 4 Pieces
Vologda, 19th Century
From the collection of Nathalie Ehrenbourg-Mannati.
Lesoviki-mokhoviki. The two women are carrying wood and the two men have little axes.
Medium: Moss, bark and have pinecones as arms.
Size: 9-1/2" to 11" (24 to 28 cm) high
Exhibited: Paris, 1960 with other items from this collection at "L'ART POPULAIRE RUSSE DU XIXeme SIECLE" (see items 143-146).
Catalogue number on the bottom of each item. CS.
1. The Catalogue of the 1960 exhibition (see the illustration);
2. "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 Forest or Moss People see here: English / Russian; and other sources.
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Item ID: Mis00014
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