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The Magical Izba

Author: Nancy Cooper Frank

Mar/Apr 2002
Page 22   ( 8 pages)

Summary: Awash in symbolism and oozing with history, the izba--peasant hut--is a window on the Russian soul. Rituals, customs and beliefs, as well as the sometimes elaborate decoration of the izba, reflected the many meanings and functions its inhabitants attached to it.

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