Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino. Russian beauty in a kokoshnik. the kokoshnik is normally worn with the 'veil' down but this picture depicts a girl with a kasinka over the 'pavlyaska'.
The Story of Snegurochka - An old couple make a girl out of snow and she comes to life. She is very beautiful and they call her 'Snegurochka'. She grows up quickly and makes friends with girls from the nearby village. One day the girls invite her for a walk in the woods and here they make a small fire. Dancing around the flames the girls take turns leaping over the blaze, however when Snegurochka's turn comes she starts to jump but only gets halfway before evaporating in a cloud of steam.