On this box talented Fedoskino artist Alexey Otryaskin has depicted Baba Yaga, that is his favorite fairy-tale character. Baba Yaga is the most famous figure in Russian fairy tales and is an archetype in literature that represents evil. However, in some stories Baba Yaga helps people overcome obstacles. Like in Marya Morevna, when she lent Tsar Ivan a horse that was able to outrun Koschei the Deathless' steed. She will forever be remembered in the lines of Pushkin's famous tale Ruslan and Ludmila when he writes:
On chicken feet a hut is set
With neither door not window showing...
See Baba Yaga's mortar glide
All by itself, with her astride
The box is made out of paper-mache. Dark oil paint mixed with gold powder covers the exterior, and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. Elegant gold pattern can be found wrapping around the sides of the box. The box has a hinge to its left and rests on a flat bottom. It is signed with the artist's name and title. Approximately 7" x 5.25" x 2.5".