DIY Martenitsa PENS

"n Bulgarian folklore the month of March is often portrayed as a plump, cheerful old lady, “Baba Marta.” The day of her reign is celebrated with red and white ornaments in various designs – as bracelets, brooches, pom-poms…"

Martenitsa

Bulgarian Martinitza to celebrate the holiday Baba Marta (Grandma March).

A "martenitsa" tree in Christchurch, New Zealand. Happy Baba Marta day!

A "martenitza" tree in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Crochet owl-Bulgarian martenitsa

Crochet owl-Bulgarian martenitsa

homemade with craft yarn.  Easy, can do in ten minutes!

homemade with craft yarn. Easy, can do in ten minutes!

http://www.like-bulgaria.com/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martenitsa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Marta

http://www.like-bulgaria.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martenitsa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Marta

You can make these yourself in about 10 minutes: What you need: red yarn white yarn patience creativity

You can make these yourself in about 10 minutes: What you need: red yarn white yarn patience creativity

Bulgarian Martenitsa :)

Bulgarian Martenitsa :)

from Radio Vidin, Bulgaria.  A human Martenitsa.

from Radio Vidin, Bulgaria. A human Martenitsa.

macrame-martenitsa

macrame-martenitsa

The Martenitsa Tree in my backyard.  Picture was taken March 2011.

The Martenitsa Tree in my backyard.

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