Whereas the Queen's Handmaidens are busy this time of year attending to her needs, the Warriors, those small, lithe and hidden Wee Folk, are scouting the forest for any signs of human encroachment.
The Warriors protect the rath from danger while the Hunters and Gatherers roam the forest floor for acorns and other nutrients to bring back down below for a long winter underground.
This one was crafted from dried grasses, lichen, and adorned with flowers and hydrangea with just a hint of Usnea.
I just gave this one to my best friend for her birthday. This is the dress's story. "This is one of my Wee Folks creations for you, an original...Fairies, as I've learned…are not Tinkerbell. They are creatures driven down underground by the greed and avarice of men and will not abide by your bulldozing their sacred grounds. They are fallen angels and vengeful spirits at that: a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks the human impact on sacred areas of the Earth has no consequences. This dress belongs to the Queen's warrior. And now it belongs to you."
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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