Gzhel is a well-known Russian style of ceramics that uses traditional Russian patterns. To make a Gzhel pattern porcelain is made with a special technology that is painted by hand. The designs are usually composed of a blue ornamentation placed on a white background. Additionally you can sometimes find Gzhel ceramic examples colored in green, yellow and brown. / Valentino's Fall-Winter 2013-2014 Ready to Wear collection; Porcelain shtof (flask for alcoholic beverages, also an old Russian liquid measure equaling 1.23 liters) “Hunter”.AP, Thibault Camus / RIAN, Vladimir Vyatkin
A shoe designed by Nicholas Kirkwood for the Rodarte fashion show in 2011; A master paints on porcelain in a Gzhel workshop.AP, Kathy Willens / RIAN, Sergei Pyatakov
Gzhel crafters have traditionally made tableware, but also small sculptures depicting animals and people in action. / Valentino's Fall-Winter 2013-2014 Ready to Wear collection; Gzhel works made by children.AP, Thibault Camus / RIAN, Vladimir Vyatkin
Czech model Karolina Kurkova in New York, 2012; Ghzel vase.AP, Patrick McMullan / RIAN
Just Cavalli women's Fall-Winter 2012-2013 collection; Porcelain shtof “Ambassador”.AP, Luca Bruno / RIAN, Vladimir Vyatkin
Lady Gaga performs at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London; Ghzel vase.AP, John Marshall / RIAN, Fred Grinberg
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