The Traditional Panel Icon
Our signature product, the traditional panel mountedicons, are made with the upmost care. We begin with carefully selected4/4 solid poplar. Then we route dovetailed keyways through the reverseand insert the red oak splines. This process is to keep the panel fromwarping over time, the same process as used in hand painted icons throughoutantiquity. We also route coves and chamfers on the splines themselves tocreate a decorative appeal, in the same fashion that is commonly used in Russiatoday.
We print our images on the lowest tooth market availablecanvas with natural pigment based inks. The prints are then sealed withthe highest quality giclee canvas varnish, complete with UV inhibitingproperties (will not fade). For our varnish we use a special mixturewhich brings out more color than a flat matte, yet still eliminates the glarecommonly associated with gloss varnishes.
All our icons are sealed on face, backs, and sides. We sand out every icon glass smooth to ensure that our customers not onlysee, but feel the quality of our product.
There are over 25 individual processes which go into everytraditional panel icon, each preformed by hand.
The Classic Panel Icon
Due to popular demand we have reintroduced the “classicpanel” icons. This time, however, wehave set aside all inferior materials and have approached the design keeping inmind historical precedence. The panelitself is solid poplar and the splines (red oak) are inserted in the top andbottom (as opposed to the back) as was popular in 19th centuryRussian panel construction. The overallthickness of these icons are kept to 3/4”, the sides are painted red and theback is sealed. Aside from the panelitself, all elements are the same as used in our well know signature product,the traditional panel icon.
Our mounted icons are built to last and to be handed downfrom generation to generation. Every process has been approached with theaim to guarantee our icons in the excess of 100 years. We build heirloomquality reproduction icons.
We would like to thank every customer sincerely for yourconsideration to buy Orthodox mounted icons from our online store. Westand behind our icons 100% and offer a "no questions asked" returnpolicy for any defect in our workmanship. Our aim is simple - to providequality mounted icons that, by God's great mercy, may be and aid and a blessingto the faithful in the spiritual life.