[as modifier] 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.’’
- ‘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.