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"SEMIK" DECORATIVE PLATE

Khodova (Televinova) Tatyana M.

1993

Palekh

КП 25253, ЛМП 221

Papier-mâche, lacquer, tempera, melted gold, metal powders, miniature painting

1,5х25,5х25,5 cm

Lacquer department

Semik is an ancient pagan Slavic fest that marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer. It was celebrated on the seventh week after Easter and included different rituals in honour of the dead (that usually started since Tuesday). Semik was also a holiday for young girls, a day of joy and festivities. On Semik it was traditional to have dinner in the forest, "under the willows".