|cristal chandelier, Restaurant Sadko in St Petersburg|
|matriochka but also...|
Jostovo. Does it ring a bell? and yet, we all saw it and we all found it super kitsch. in few words, Jostovo it's this traditionnal folk russian art made of big red and flashy flowers, usaully painted on a black lacquer tray or plates. Come on! This art appeared in the 19th century, and it' s bit like the the Royal Worcester for British. As soon as you see one of these trays whether you ll have a violonist popping up or you are in a souvenir shop to get a copy of this art. The modern russians tend to modernize their traditionnal art to adpat it to their new way of life. Back to basics.