Cutting Board "Chicken Thief". Painted in the Lubok graphic style. If this type of art is appealing to you, then you are in luck! We have this one-of-a-kind unusual decorative cutting board in the style of the "lubok" (лубо́к, лубо́чная картинка), which is a popular print with simple text that explains the story of the picture. Basically a late 17th-early 18th century comic scene. These "lubki" sometimes appeared in a series, thus are a predecessor of the comic strip.
Board is either Sergiev Posad or Gorodets work. It was signed and dated 2002 by the artist. 7½" wide, about 14" height. Like new. 1 only, as shown.
The lubok text translates (roughly) to: Ah dear Mama, a thief came into my yard and stole my rooster. Keep calm, baba (he said) or I will steal all your chickens as well.