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I got back from Eastercon to find a wonderful little parcel from[livejournal.com profile] vjezkova  - who knows my love of folklore and ritual customs.

She sent me a delightful little plaque of a building from Holasovice - the style is known as South Bohemian folk Baroque and has distinctively decorated gables.

And, greatest delight, a little 'pomlázka'

It's a Czech Easter custom, Vera talks about it here and you can see photos of them on market stalls.

It's made of braided willow strands, eight strands in two different colours (they don't have to be that way, but this one is and it looks very pretty).  I now have an urge to work out how it's woven...

Thank you, Vera!

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