Baba Yaga's Hut on Chicken Legs Candle Holder

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Cute hand-painted Baba Yaga hut on chicken legs candle holder.

Measures 4 1/2" in height and 3" in width. Made in Estonia.

In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being (or a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed or ferocious-looking old woman. In Russian culture, Baba Yaga lived in a hut...usually described as standing on chicken legs!

Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter her or seek her out. She may play a maternal role and has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp's folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor, villain, or may be altogether ambiguous. Her depictions vary greatly across tales, ranging from a child-eating monster, to a sweet grandmother helping a protagonist find his missing bride.

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