Definition of Palekh in English:

Palekh

noun

  • [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.’

Origin

From the name of a town northeast of Moscow renowned for this type of work.

Pronunciation:

Palekh

/-ˌleKH//ˈpäˌlek/