Corn dollies were and still are used in pagan ceremonies. It is now a decorative art form which reflect superstitious beliefs. They are used to thank Mother Earth for the Harvest and also as a symbol of good luck and fertility. Examples have been found in tombs in Egypt and the craft is known world wide. This corn dolly was made in Bugle, Cornwall in 2010 by Christine Best.
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