"The Library of Ivan IV". A Casket
Palekh, The Ivanovo Region. 1985
The range of subjects of Palekh artists is wide and various. They turn to the history and the present, fairy-tale and literary themes, song folklore, and landscape.
The library of Ivan the Terrible (Liberia – from Latin liber “book”) is a legendary collection of books and documents, the last owner of which was supposedly Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible. The library is supposed to be lost or hidden by the tsar.