At the bread oven

Painting depicting a woman dressed in a yellow headscarf, orange blouse, red skirt and black boots bending over a clay oven, tandir, and reaching inside with her right arm. Beside the hemispherical oven is a blue mat piled with loaves of brown bread and a ewer. Alongside is a cross-legged girl dressed in a red and yellow headscarf, a yellow dress with long sleeves and a dark blue waistcoat. She is working dough on a flat brown wooden board. The two bakers are working in the shade of a tree on a green grassy area. In the background is a byre with a yellow straw roof on a wooden frame; behind is a flat-roofed oasis-style house, with meadow and trees in the distance and a blue sky. Naive/Folk Art/Primitive Style. Framed in plain white wood with a white printed label: Aлмакаев P. Утандыра 5700 r. Painted on canvas with oil paints, backed with plain wooden strips joined by triangles of hardboard at the corners with a white stick on label inscribed ‘8’. Inscribed ‘Aлмакаев P. At the tandir. 1998 29*28.

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