Russian Ethnologist Discusses the Role of the Spindle in Folklore

Svetlana Zhulnickova, who works for the Russian open air museum Karelia, has spent many years researching traditional Russian practices and how they affect folklore. In 1999, she gave a lecture on the use of the spindle in world folklore. The spindle plays a prominent role in fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty or Rumpelstiltskin. There are even more instances of the tool in Russian folklore. In 1999, Karelian ethnologist Svetlana Zhulnickova gave a lecture at B