Friday, 21 September 2012

Traditional Russian house

Following on from yesterday's traditional Japanese house, here we have a traditional Russian house. Unfortunately there is nothing at all to tell me what this card from Russia is about.  It's obviously an illustration of a traditional room but there seems to be some sort of story - I can see feathers on the floor and the ladies do look surprised.  Has a chicken turned into a handsome prince?

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog, The Best Hearts are Crunchy.


  1. Wonderful card. I love the clothing. Happy PFF!

  2. Oh I like that 'chicken turning into a prince' idea. It's like a modern day fairy tale. Hehe.

    To answer your Q about Touchnotes, yep I like them. :) Some are not nicely printed, but over-all, they made me happy.

  3. Here's the tale about Fenist the Bright Falcon:

    Here's a Wiki article about the illustrator:

  4. It's an illustration from Marya (Maria) Morevna, a Russian folk tale - I have a 1976 reprint of the original Russian book that contained this illustration. The illustrator was Ivan Bilibin - pages from the book are here:
    and there's an English translation (slightly peculiar English, I hasten to add) here:


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