The unique ritual crop bast-basket. It's
made out of whole piece of bast with the
birch-bark bottom. Very cude painting.
The most interesting is the fact that
this basket was used while first ritual
crop of the corn (rye) to the communal
crops (communal crops were in Russia
1861- 1912). Every year a virgin girl
was chosen to make the first throwing
of the seeds from this painted basket.
After the girl men with big baskets with
the seeds were gone to make the basic
croping. It is really interesting item
for collector of Russian art. Price by