Definition of Palekh in English:

Palekh

adjective

  • Denoting a type of Russian iconography or a style of miniature painting on boxes, trays, and other small items.

    • ‘The journalists presented Renata with a Palekh lacquerware coffer.’’
    • ‘Kholui miniatures share some traits with both Palekh and Mstera art, yet maintain a distinctive lyrical quality of their own.’
    • ‘Palekh painting wasn't born accidentally.’

Origin

From the name of a town north-east of Moscow renowned for this type of work.

Pronunciation:

Palekh

/ˈpɑːlɛk/