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This is the tale of the Tsarevich Ivan and his most noble quest to catch the firebird who has been stealing the golden apples of his father, the Tsar Vyslav Andronovich. With the aid of a kind grey wolf, the young prince completes his quest and wins the heart and hand of his own true love, Tsarevna Elena the Fair!
Turn of the century Russian book illustration is one of my many micro obsessions, and when it's paired with folk tales (another micro obsession), look out! This fabric is an homage to Ivan Bilibin, Boris Zvorykin, and all the other superb artists who created those sumptuous, ornate, jewel toned treasures. For coordinating fabrics check out dhawktx's shop and find lovely treasures like this gem...http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/644186