Beautiful large wooden mushroom. This piece is vintage, from the USSR, has hand painted flowers adorning its sides. Perfect for any altar.
In many areas, the appearance of a ring of mushrooms on the ground is cause for either rejoicing or alarm. In Great Britain, these circles are known as fairy rings—and they are where the Fae come to dance and frolic after a rainstorm. However, like many other locations associated with faeries, humans who dare to enter such a ring may find themselves asleep for a hundred years, or worse yet, whisked off to the land of the wee folk, never to return.
In Holland, these rings are believed to be left when the Devil sets down his milk churn—once he picks it up, there’s a big circle left in the grass. In some countries, such as France and Austria, these rings are associated with sorcery and malevolent magic, and travelers are well-advised to steer clear of them.
Vance Randolph says in his book Ozark Magic and Folklore that in many parts of the Ozarks, it is believed that “mushrooms must be gathered when the moon is full—gather ’em at any other time and they will be unpalatable, or perhaps even poisonous.” He adds that it is said that mushrooms growing in an orchard where apple trees are in bloom are always edible.
I have a few of these vintage mushrooms. Some open up & have a secret compartment, some are solid piggy banks that have no way to open unless your break them.
All of them are hand carved, painstakingly painted, and absolutely beautiful.
I thought we could keep it interesting and I would lower the price and you would get a surprise! You will receive 1 random mushroom all beautiful, all unique! Which one will pick you?