Kitchen Witch Korovai Bread

CAD $65.00

This beautiful little bread Kitchen Witch is very old, & handmade. She is not technically Korovai but I had no idea what else to call her as she looks similarly to the little Korovai Love Birds that adorn this type of bread.

A kitchen witch, sometimes called a cottage witch is a homemade poppet or doll resembling a stereotypical witch or crone displayed in residential kitchens as a good luck charm and to ward off bad spirits. There is some debate over where the kitchen witch originated, some claiming Scandinavia and others Germany, but consensus points to older Northern European customs, as it seems to have been more widespread earlier.

The poppet is supposed to depict a “good” witch who inspires productivity and safety in a kitchen, but also counteracts any ill-will directed to the home. It is considered good luck to give a kitchen witch to a friend or family member. So that those unfamiliar with the kitchen witch can understand its meaning, sometimes a note will be hung around the witch’s neck stating something similar to: The Legendary Secret of Goof-Proof Cooking: The Famous Kitchen Witch. For centuries, Norwegians have hung this good witch in their kitchen. They believe she has the power to keep roasts from burning, pots from boiling over, and sauces from spilling.

Korovai bread has ancient origins, and comes from the pagan belief in the magical properties of grain. Korovai was a large round braided bread, decorated with symbolic flags and figurines, such as suns, moons, birds, animals, and pine cones. Wheat stalks, herbs, nuts, flowers & fruit were used to embellish the korovai. The bread has no set design, & the style & ornamentation varies by region.

You will receive this exact witch, there is only 1 when she is gone she is gone.

She has a little hooks on her back to adorn on your kitchen wall.

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Weight500 g
Dimensions26 × 20 × 5 cm

Description

This beautiful little bread Kitchen Witch is very old, and handmade. She wound not technically be a Korovai but I had no idea what else to call her as she looks similarly to the little Korovai Love Birds that adore this type of bread. A kitchen witch, sometimes called a cottage witch is a homemade poppet or doll resembling a stereotypical witch or crone displayed in residential kitchens as a good luck charm and to ward off bad spirits. There is some debate over where the kitchen witch originated, some claiming Scandinavia and others Germany, but consensus points to older Northern European customs, as it seems to have been more widespread earlier.

The poppet is supposed to depict a “good” witch who inspires productivity and safety in a kitchen, but also counteracts any ill-will directed to the home. It is considered good luck to give a kitchen witch to a friend or family member. So that those unfamiliar with the kitchen witch can understand its meaning, sometimes a note will be hung around the witch’s neck stating something similar to: The Legendary Secret of Goof-Proof Cooking: The Famous Kitchen Witch. For centuries, Norwegians have hung this good witch in their kitchen. They believe she has the power to keep roasts from burning, pots from boiling over, and sauces from spilling.

You will receive this exact witch, there is only 1 when she is gone she is gone.

She has a little hooks on her back to adorn on your kitchen wall.