Blessings of the Harvest
This type of Corn dollies is typical to Asia minor, Greece and Turkey.
A student of mine has told me she saw one like this while driving in a cab in Athens.The driver told her it was done by his grandmother. What a joy!
"Musht" "Barakat el Haside"
Blessing of the Harvest - a comb (in Arabic)
This is the Palestinian version of the corn dolly.
Made from wheat, with all heads turned down and out. According to a story from Daburia - a village in the Galilee -this is meant to symbolize all swords going out and Peace at home ("שלום בית") The tradition of weaving them has almost completely dissapeared. I was lucky to find a
Druze family to learn from and now I renew the tradition, teaching it around.
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