Filimonovo toy

A type of Russian pottery craft produced in Odoyevsky District of Tula Oblast, Russia

Filimonovo toys
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The toys derive its name from the village of its origin, Filimonovo, and are moulded by hand from the bluish-grey local clay that fires into a pure white ceramic.

Filimonovo toys
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The artists paint the figures with aniline dyes with motifs of brightly colored strips and spots.

Filimonovo toys figurines often consists of clay whistles in the forms of women, horsemen, and assorted animals such as bears, cattle, and roosters.

Figurine motifs of people or other animals hold chickens or roosters is also quite common.

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Filimonovo toys
Russian: Филимо́новская игру́шка раоппа