.:. Olonec region - 1860s towel edge from a private collection of N. V. Polenova The Sun Maiden drives a chariot. Horses' mane looks plant-like. It means The Sun causes plants to grow. Sun crosses are shown under horses' belly, and the bottom frieze consists of stylized birds. SOURCE : http://traditionalrussiancostume.com/embroidphoto/index_en.php?nametxt=4 .:.