The Folk Motifs pattern transports one into rural Russia. The primitive patterns and bright colors come straight from centuries-old folk artwork and lifestyles. This must have been the key to survive the long Russian winter---pour your tea from a happy teapot that reminds one of the beauty that surrounds and the simple joys in life-- the crow of the red rooster and the prance of the proud steed. You'll find yourself spinning the teapot around to see the bright patterns on both sides, and deciding that as soon as the tea is finished, you'll head out to the barn to saddle up for a ride!
As is common of the Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory, and in Russian tea making in general, there are two sizes of teapots. This is the standard one holding 27oz (about three cups) which is used for steeping the loose-leaf tea. The larger pot, sold separately, is commonly used only for adding hot water to the cup to dilute strong tea.