The Crone, the Wise Woman, she comes in many ways including as spirits of nature. In my Etsy shop I have some glorious Nature Spirit Dolls that hold the energies of nature.
I make these from tree branches gifted to me and gathered from the woodland floor, I never cut a live branch. I also use faux greenery for longevity. Other natural elements like acorns, pine cones, moss, seed pods are all gathered from my own property.
The hair is mohair purchased from a rescue farm and helps support their efforts at restoring life, health and love to those other-than- human ones that have been abused.
The fabrics and fibers are mostly upcycled or purchased from a fair trade women's collective in India, for the sari ribbon, or from small cottage industry sellers.
The birch wood stands are also ethically sourced and purchased from a cottage industry seller in New England.
I usually make the faces from clay using a mold, but occasionally purchase terra cotta faces from an artisan in New Mexico.
Each one is unique, holding her own wisdom, energy and story which you can read in the Etsy shop.
They are wonderful companions and bring so much presence to your home altar or sacred space.
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