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Corn Dollies have played a significant part in rural folklore all over the world. This book explores some of the ancient myths behind the making of straw figures, such as the belief that making offerings to the gods would ensure a plentiful harvest. Key techniques of straw plaiting are explained and illustrated, and many of the traditional designs of the dolly, as well as some modern examples, are described.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780852632833
ISBN-10: 0852632835
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 113mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Minnie Lambeth

The late M. Lambeth was an expert on both the history and design of Corn Dollies.