Tuesday, September 7, 2010


  1. Yet more amazingness, up there with the best Pohádky pages. I sent this image to a dearly loved one studying in Yakutsk because it wouldn't render in her browser. We marvelled over IM. The levitating baba with back turned and arms crossed, the knot of hair-branch-limbs, the single slipper, the tea of death, the feline shadow.

    Until it showed up on her end, we were speculating the Russian authorities might be interfering: "all works based on the folklore of our former satellite countries = NYET!"

  2. Thanks so much! I suspect the censors finally recognized our reverence for Bilibin and let the image through.