Discovering Corn Dollies
By M. Lambeth
(Shire, Paperback, 9780852632833, 48pp.)
Publication Date: October 21, 2008
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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.
The late M. Lambeth was an expert on both the history and design of Corn Dollies.