Zhostovo village – home to Russia’s most intricate kitchenware

Both a household item and a work of art, Zhostovo lacquered trays have for decades been nothing short of Russian national treasures. “We call them ‘hammered trays,’ because unique pieces like this one are made by a master blacksmith,” Mikhail Lebedev, chief painter at Zhostovo decorative art factory, told RT. “For decoration, imitation gold and […]