Khokhloma is the pride of the Russian people! Khokhloma painting is an ancient original Russian craft, it is a decorative painting of wooden utensils, furniture. The name Khokhloma was taken from the large trading village where the wooden ware was first sold. Originally it appeared in the province of Kostroma, on the Volga, and later the centre moved farther south to Nizhny Novgorod. Residents of villages were engaged in painting wooden utensils from time immemorial. The roots of the Khokhloma art are in iconography. Icons were covered with a layer of silver, pulverized in powder, then impregnated with linseed oil and put in the oven. After this the icon had a golden color. Subsequently, cheaper tin appeared, and this way spread to utensils.