DYMKOVO TOY. CLAY WHISTLE

Box:
The Symbols of Russia (Jun '18)
Quantity:
10
Weight:
250 g
$14.95

Each clay statuette is uniquely hand-painted according to the ancient standards, which were proudly passed on from our ancestors.

Pay attention please that the products sold may VARY from ones in pictures displayed on this website. Some variations is absolutely normaly in handicragt.

Height 8 cm/ 3,14 in 

The Dymkovo toy cannot be confused with any other form of folk craft. Extraordinarily bright and colorful these toys are a vivid picture of the triumph of life itself. E

ach artisan has her own unique style thus making the toy even more vivacious and the one and only.

The origin of this unusual craft could only come from the traditional fabulous boisterous and merry spring holiday, called the "Whistling dance" or Svistopliaska in Russian (also a colloquial term for pandemonium) during which everyone was supposed to dance, whistle and throw special colorful clay balls. The holiday has been originally celebrated in Vyatka. The craftswomen of Dymkovo district had long been preparing for the festival, moulding clay whistles in the shapes of goats, horses, sheep and ducks. Such whistles were the first Dymkovo toys. This folk craft made not only Vyatka but also Russia itself popular around the world.
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