The holiday season is here. Exchanging gifts has been an essential part of this wonderful time of the year, and we once again offer unique ethnic souvenirs and gifts that are hard to find anywhere else. Each and every one of them is hand-made in accordance with centuries-old Russian traditions.
We have a broad assortment of unique gifts that will satisfy the most demanding tastes.
Wooden figures of Father Frost;
Lovely lacquer jewelry boxes, hand-painted with the Russian fairy-tale motifs;
Intricately carved containers made of birch bark.
We also have vintage porcelain figurines by the famous Lomonosov (Imperial) Factory and golden wooden tableware called “Khokhloma.” And of course, there are the famous Russian Matreshkas or nesting dolls.
Add the Russian flavor to your upcoming holiday festivities!
Our Russian Souvenirs Bazaar will give you the opportunity to add a little ‘piece’ of Russia to your home. Stop by the Russian Cultural Center to view and purchase pieces from our exhibition of traditional Russian handicrafts and souvenirs, such as:
hand-painted Orthodox wood icons painted by artist Lyudmila Babaeva
“Matryoshka” nesting dolls in many colors, styles, and sizes
traditional paper-mache lacquer boxes, intricately painted with scenes from Russian fairy tales
paintings and sculptures of Russian artists in the U.S. and Russia
wooden toys carved using centuries-old techniques
porcelain and china from the Imperial Lomonosov factory in St. Petersburg
a large variety of blue and white “gzhel” pottery, kitchenware, and figurines (Gzhel is a famous style of Russian pottery dating back from the 18th century)
large hand-carved and painted Russian Santa Clauses, or “Father Frost”
wooden figurines and cookware painted in the famous Khokloma style (painted with red, gold, and black paints and dating back to the 17th century)