Handcrafted corn-shuck figure by Anne Freels of Clinton, Tennessee.
Anne's love of the natural world around her inspires her creations, whether it's in the materials she uses, or in the message behind each piece. Lilith, the Lavender Herbal Lady, is dressed a long purple skirt, her black woolen hair is braided down her back. She carries a sack of her precious, fragrant lavender.
Anne writes on Lilith's tag: "A member of the mint family and revered by the Romans as a bath oil, the name lavender comes from the Latin lavare, to bathe. Used throughout history as an antiseptic, its scent calms the soul and fosters mental clarity and presence of mind."
Handmade with natural hand-dyed corn-shucks, wool fleece, and dried lavender.
Approximately 9 1/2 inches tall.
Artist statement included.