"Girl and Leshy" (1899) by Maria Yakunchikova [1870-1902].
sent into the woods to
gather mushrooms and berries
tales of the old folks
race through her head...
wait...was that the wind?
oh, the poor child
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
A leshy is a wood spirit from Russian folklore. This work is a tapestry, approximately 9' X 12'! I imagine the wood spirit is pretty menacing at those dimensions!
A cherita is a haiku-like poem of three stanzas that tells a "story." The first stanza is one line and sets the scene. Stanza two is two lines, stanza three is three lines. A cherita terbalik is a cherita with the order of the stanzas rearranged.