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This nacre pendant is handpainted. Painting on nacre appeared in Russia in the 19th century. The drawing technique is based on the traditions of Russian miniature. Due to the uneven texture of mother-of-pearl, it is quite difficult to make a good drawing on it. The image is applied in several layers, after each layer of painting a layer of varnish is applied, which creates the illusion of a 3D image. An iridescent surface gives the artist great advantages in expressing the image. Oil paints and thick tempera are used for painting. The painting technique is the same as for oil painting. You can buy pendant made on mother-of-pearl in the Skazka store.