Zhostovo tray is a piece of plate, souvenir or just a nice gift. Zhostovo tray for more than 300 years.
The craft originated in the village of Zhostovo near Moscow, where I was born, and then worked as a metal painting artist at The Zhostovo decorative painting factory.
The tray is not an object of downright handicraft production. The process of making the tray is very technological. And how we write a composition on it, remove it with ornament, and then how cleanly we cover it with varnish, will depend on how it will look, what kind of holiday will bring to the house.
The trays are large and small, ferrous and non-ferrous.
It is not important, it is important that each author's tray is unique. The author's tray is a single copy. Of course, all trays are written by the authors manually, but there are extras, what the masters write as consumer goods, a dozen a day, and there are - single, which you work evenings and nights, multilayer.
Maybe it will be a luxurious bouquet on a huge forged tray, which costs more than a dozen thousand rubles, or maybe it is a modest Apple twig on a small breadcrumbs - the main thing is that this is a single instance, this was not, and never will be. In such works the master puts all his skill, all his soul.
The tray will decorate a hill, a showcase, a wall, a table covered with a tablecloth, a partition-and maybe you will serve tea to a dear guest on it, or misted glasses, the main thing is to save the precious varnish, try not to scratch it, and the tray will serve both you and your children hanging on the wall-will please the eye, creating warmth, comfort, good mood.
Russian Russian art, Zhostovo - the birthplace of Russian varnishes - is a unique bouquet on a black background!
Let every house will have at least one small Zhostovo tray - the world would be a better place!