human settlement in Palekhsky District, Ivanovo Oblast, Russia

Palekh is a small town in Ivanovo Oblast. A very artistic town, Palekh is the origin of the prominent 19th century Palekh school of icon and mural painting, exhibited prominently at the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross. In the 20th century the town distinguished itself by the innovation of distinctive lacquer painted miniatures, famous across Russia.

An example of Palekh's painted miniatures

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  • Church of the Exaltation of the Cross



  • Palekh miniatures




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