Altar Bowl Vintage Slavic Surprise Wood
Perfect for offerings on your ritual space or altar.
The style is named for the village of Khokhloma in Koverninsky District, Novgorod Oblast, Volga region, where it first appeared in the second half of the 17th century. The production of painted dishes in Khokhloma is first mentioned in 1659 in the letter of a boyar called Morozov to his bailiff, containing an order for the following: “One hundred painted dishes polished with powdered tin, both large and medium, of the very same kind possessed by us earlier, not forgetting twenty large painted wine bowls, twenty medium, and twenty somewhat smaller”.
The handicraft owes its origin to the Old Believers, who, fleeing from persecutions of officials, took refuge in local woods. Even earlier, however, local villagers had experience in making tableware from soft woods. Among the schismatics there were icon-painters, who taught local craftsmen the special technique of painting wood in a golden color without the use of genuine real gold.
Time for more dips into my vintage treasures, you will receive 1 random Slavic altar bowl. I have quite the collection of these beautiful pieces & to keep it interesting I thought we could lower the price & I would send you a random one. Then I don’t have to keep taking pictures and you get a surprise! All of them have intricate beautiful designs that are either wood burned, etched, a applique, or painted.
You will receive 1 random vintage bowl.
Approx 2-5 inches wide