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Bogorodsk's carved toy.

Id: 779
Category: Toys/ Dolls/ Souvenirs
Materials: wood, carving
Dimensions: 35 x 14 x 18 cm
Area: Bogorodskoye village, Sergiev-Posad, Moscow area
Period: 1970-s

Description:

    Bogorodsk's carved toy. "Meeting", author Tolkacheva E.A., 1970-s. The village Bogorodskoye- the most ancient center of craft wooden toys- is located in 25 km from Sergiev Posad. Origin of Bogorod's toys concerns to the end of XVIII century at the Trinity-Sergiev monastery - the largest and oldest center of art crafts of Russia. In assortment of carvers figures were popular animals and people from a national life and fairy tales, a theme of "hussars" and "ladies". In 1913 in Bogorodsk the Handicraft carved artelwas organized. In 1923 the Toy-carved labour artel which soon has received the name «Bogorodsk's carver» was founded. Per 1930-1950 the artel has practically stopped the work. In 1961 there was revival of wooden toy, the factory of an art carving was opened again. Masters have renewed traditions of ancient craft. Features of manufacturing of Bogorod's toy: Wood (linden) dry up under a canopy on open air about three years. Then saw a trunk on part which then split along fibers into triangular logs depending on the necessary size of a toy. Then craftsman gives the toy the most general outlines of the future product. Then with very sharp knife remove all superfluous wood and model the form. Final furnish of a toy is connected with work as fine chisels and a fine emery paper. Today Bogorod's toy is characterized by mass production, the composition and plots are very simple, quality of a carving has considerably decreased. And traditional Bogorod's toy, author's works of the last years are already kept in museum collections.

Price: 45000 RUR





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