With imagination and skill combined, well-known Palekh artist Nebogatova Evgeniya has painted this detailed box.
The box shows an episode from the fairy-tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful". One merchant has only one daughter, and when her was duing she asked dauther to come to her and give her a doll. She said when you will be in trouble, just feed the doll and it'll help. Suddenly she died and later on merchant has married another woman with two daughter. The girl's cruel stepmother sending her to the forest to ask Baba-Yaga to give her work. It is the stepmother's pretext, in fact she wants Baba-Yaga to kill the girl. In the forest Vasilisa meets Baba-Yaga and three riders: the Red Sun Rider, the Dark Night Rider, and the Bright Day Rider. But, finally, this tale has a happy end. The handsome Prince offers the girl his hand and heart and invited her in his marvelous palace.
On this composition we can see Vasilisa, one of the Riders and Baba Yaga's Hut. The girl holds in her pocket the doll that helps her to fulfill very difficult tasks given by Baba-Yaga.
The scene is painted in green tempra paints, the trees, figures of people are headlined with gold and aluminum paints.
Black lacquer cover the box's exterior and red lacquer covered the interior. The painting is bordered with a golden dot ornament, and the box's sides are decorated with intricate gold and aluminum paints.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The lid is hinged from left of the scene, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the artist's name and village of Palekh.