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FELTED RUG BEATER GIRL GREEN

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The Finnish Wandering Witches of Easter. Easter Witches?

In the most popular family tradition, young children (especially girls) dress up as Easter witches, donning colourful old clothes and painting freckles on their faces. The little witches then go from door to door, bringing willow twigs decorated with colourful feathers and crepe paper as blessings to drive away evil spirits, in return for treats.

Many Finnish householders keep a basket of small chocolate Easter eggs ready by the door to pay off the marauding witches. Other families reward them with sweets or small change – or keep their front doors resolutely closed.

Made individually by hand in Finland out of 100% felted wool.

Dimensions: 8" tall to the top of its head and 4.25" at the base.
As each girl is made by hand, please allow for some slight variations.

 

Learn more about Easter Witches @ http://finland.fi/…/wandering-witches-welcome-finnish-east…/

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