From the Native Indian to the Celtic culture, the corn doll, dollie or dolly is associated with the “spirit of the harvest“. They were often made at the end of harvest, Mabon or Autumn Equinox in order to “capture the spirit of the crops”. They were brought in doors for the winter. These blessing dolls are often placed on your altar or sacred space, hung in the kitchen or over the inside of the front door.
They are used to protect the “harvest spirit”. On farms they were taken back outside and plowed back into the ground at the start of the next season. These dollies were often made into the “old crone” representing the aspects of the Harvest Goddess.
In Scotland, it was customary for young girls to make a corn dolly during Imbolc, the mid-way point between Winter and Spring, and place it in a Bride’s Bed. This was a basket dressed up with reeds, ribbons or lace and a blanket in the bottom to place the doll on. The doll and basket would be taken from house to house as a blessing from St. Brigid.
The corn husks used in these dollies are from the last sheaves of corn in the harvest from my family farm. They are all handmade by myself and are blessed locally.
Each doll is completely unique. They are all made by the same guidelines.
This listing is for (2) two dollies.
They are approximately 8″-10″ inches tall. They are accompanied by information for caring for, honoring and two sacred blessings, Each dolly comes beautifully wrapped! Andrew will choose a perfect set of dollies just for you!