Definition of Palekh in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpäˌlek/ /-ˌleKH/


[as modifier]
Denoting a type of Russian iconography or a style of miniature painting on boxes, trays, and other small items.
Example sentences
  • The journalists presented Renata with a Palekh lacquerware coffer.’
  • Palekh painting wasn't born accidentally.
  • Kholui miniatures share some traits with both Palekh and Mstera art, yet maintain a distinctive lyrical quality of their own.


From the name of a town northeast of Moscow renowned for this type of work.

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