A simple way to decorate wooden furniture in a distinctive Russian style.
Gorodets artists traditionally paint genre scenes (merrymaking, tea drinking, the famous Gorodets horse with a horseman, and folk festivities), decorative images of birds and animals (roosters, horses, lions, leopards, etc.) and flower patterns.
They decorate panels, caskets, boxes, various sets of kitchen stuff, such as hardboards, bread bins, saltcellars, etc.
This style is quite popular in the design of children’s furniture and toys, including rocking horses and rattles.
The Gorodets Painting factory in the Nizhny Novgorod Region has preserved this national handicraft since the beginning of the 20th century.