This composition was painted by Kholui artist Tatyana Milyushina.
She was born in 1958 and finished the Moscow Arts and Crafts School in 1978.
Then she continued her education at the National Cinema Institute and graduated from it in 1988.
Milyushina is a member of the Union of Artists. She is rewarded with a bronze medal of the Academy of Arts and also with a silver medal won at the Exhibition of National Achievements.
Works by Tatiana Milyushina are exhibited in the Kholuy Art Museum, in the Museum of Kholuy Craft Workshops, in the State Historical Museum, in the Folk Art Museum and in the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art.
This box shows us a cat-"merchant-lady" sitting on a bed.
Egg tempera paint is the main medium used to paint this scene.
Milyushina has expertly presented us with a humour of this composition.
This box was constructed from papier-mache. The exterior is coated with black lacquer and the interior is coated with red lacquer. The composition is framed by an elegant chain of gold filigree. The base of the box is ornamented with waves of aluminum and gold leafed filigree. This box is unhinged and rests on three legs.
Upon completing her work, Milyushina signed, titled, and wrote the name of her village at the bottom of the composition.