Museum specialists often note that window frames may be decorated with mythological creatures, like mermaids, lions or water sprites, i.e. those earlier used for the decoration of wooden ships and related to the water element. This may be true for, say, the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast or the Volga Region in whole. Yet the birds, just common birds, are absolute leaders among patterns of living creatures used for decoration. E.g. these ones are from Cheboksary.
Эта запись также доступна на: Russian