Palekh is a village in the Ivanovo Oblast in Central Russia. It is considered an urban-type settlement because its economy does not depend upon agriculture. Population: 5,814; 6,202.. Palekh has a very long history in Russian iconography, the art of painting Russian Orthodox icons for homes and churches. The village emerged as a leading centre of Russian icon- and mural-painting in the 19th century. More information...
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