Martinisti are a Bulgarian rite of spring. On Baba Marta's Day - March 1st - Bulgarians exchange red and white bracelets, pins, or other items to welcome the coming of spring. At the first sign of her arrival, martinitsi are removed and hung on a budding tree, or near an animal's home to bring wishes of health, happiness, and fertility. In some parts of Bulgaria, farm animals also receive martinitsi!
Your purchase of martinisi supports Nissa's project, Bereket, which serves at-risk youth and marginalised people in Bulgaria
These beautiful martinitsi feature a folk-embroidered centre, backed in felt. Your design may vary. Imported from Bulgaria.