Plain Kate Setting & Symbolism

Erin Bow
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Cat Objarka

Plain Kate made a cat objarka for herself out of a hard piece of walnut. Plain Kate's father called it her masterpiece.

Lenore Carving

Plain Kate makes a carving of Lenore's face that she burns in an attempt to get Linay to stop the rusalka in Lov.

Ojarka

An objarka is a charm that is meant to keep bad luck away. Plain Kate is an expert at carving such items and selling these is how she survives after her father's death.

Stall

After her father's death, Plain Kate lives in her father's carver's stall. This stall is later axed while she is sleeping in the bottom drawer.

Box

Linay made a box out of the remnants of Piotr Carver's stall to keep Plain Kate's shadow inside.

Vardo

Vardo is the name of the wagons the Roamers travel in and live in.

Punt

A punt is the...

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