For over 10 years Tradestone Gallery has been providing high quality Russian arts and crafts at fair and honest prices. Their specialty is the Russian lacquer box. Tradestone's lacquer boxes look to have been fashioned of wood, but in fact the material used is lacquer hardened papier mache. Painted with scenes which oft depict some of Russia's most beloved fairy tales, each unique box is a little masterpiece.
Tradestone offers many other items, too, including original paintings, the popular nesting dolls, painted eggs, Russian Santas, religious icons, toys, and warm wool shawls, all of which will be available to Oktoberfest shoppers.
Tradestone's recently renovated brick and mortar store and gallery are located near the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD.
As a special treat for Oktoberfest-goers, Tradestone will bring along one of their premier artists, Vera Smirnova
(from the village of Palekh), to demonstrate how each of their stunning lacquer boxes are painted. The exquisite detail featured on each box, nesting doll, and Russian egg, requires a brush control and mastery that few painters possess, so the Oktoberfest is honored to have Vera in attendance.