This attractive Palekh box is a creation of Gelisheva Ludmila. Ludmila currently resides in Palekh, as a well-established Palekh artist. The themes of her works are for the most part folklore and genre scenes.
Masha Galyamina from the village of Fedoskino created this originally shaped box. The work is called "An Old Forest Man". According to folk believes, the Forest Man is a forest spirit who keeps the forest and can understand the language of animals. Here we can see the Forest Man telling something interesting to foxes and hares.
Well-known Palekh Master and a teacher of Palekh Art school Vladimir Vlezko is the artist who painted this scene. Here we see two troykas racing through a field of summer flowers at a blistering pace while a driver encourages the horses.
IMPORTANT NOTE: this box is currently displayed on Expo in the All-Russia Museum of Folk and Applied art in Moscow devoted to the 80th anniversary of Kholui Art. The Expo was opened on the 12th of November and will take a place till the 6th of December 2014.