Blessings of the Harvest

"Musht" "Barakat el Haside"
"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. $ 12

A Gradual Musht
A Gradual Musht

Similar but not the same $ 12

Twirling Blessings
Twirling Blessings

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! $ 10\12

"Musht" "Barakat el Haside"
"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. $ 12

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