Bow-tie "Mayastra"

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Project by Alexei Vibornov posted 05-06-2016 01:39 PM 563 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bow-tie “Mayastra”

Brazil nut, crystal, mammoth tusk, brass, lapis lazuli.

Mayastre (from Romanian Pasărea Măiastră, a fairy bird) – a character of the Romanian folklore, a fairy bird that helps Fat Frumos in his battles and ordeals.

In a cycle of fairy tales Meyastre manages to steal three golden apples from a magical apple tree which bears fruit only once a year. Only the son of a king can hurt and catch the bird. In some versions of the tale, the wounded or grasped bird takes its true form – it turns into a fairy.

-- Alexei, Ukraine.

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#1 posted 05-06-2016 08:42 PM

Wonderful carving Alexei. Thank you for sharing it and the fairytale.

-- - "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 05:54 AM

Interesting piece… like the mask too.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 06:26 AM


-- Alexei, Ukraine.

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#4 posted 05-08-2016 11:43 AM

I love the bow tie and will make one for me and my pal and my Grandson Reuben aged 7. the face well that’s a bit too much like my old landlord. Or was it the morphine? HE HE Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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