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. Yolanda, the Yarrow Herbal Lady, is dressed a long red-orange skirt, her brown woolen hair is braided down her back. She carries a sack of her precious, dried yarrow.
Anne writes on Yolanda's tag: "The peppery leaf of Yarrow can be chopped into salads, and the flowers are used to flavor liqueurs. Fresh leaves can be made into a poultice to arrest bleeding and the flower's essential iol treats colds, flu, and inflamed joints Yolanda grows yarrow in her meadow."
Handmade with natural hand-dyed corn-shucks, wool fleece, and dried yarrow.
Approximately 9 3/4 inches tall.
Artist statement included.