Hand-Knotted Wool Martinitsa

Renaissance Farms

Hand-Knotted Wool Martinitsa

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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!

These martinitsi are made right here on our farm from 100% wool yarns and feature a crocheted adjustable closure.  They're safe for wild animals to pluck from to warm their nests. They are completely biodegradable and won't leave microplastics in the environment.  They are completely made by hand rather than by machine.

Your purchase of martinisi supports Nissa's project, Bereket, which serves at-risk youth and marginalised people in Bulgaria.