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Permanent origami peace crane ornaments, cake toppers, party favors, place card holders
by Nancy McNally from San Francisco
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If you qualify for a discount please email me first and I will list a reserved posting for you. Thanks so much.

I offer you the opportunity to have a peace crane fashioned out of your love letters,maps,logos or photocopied images on paper you or I provide.

The paper for this bird is a buttery yarrow yellow, and the leaves are matte metallic silver .

Yarrow :


Achillea millefolium, or yarrow[pronunciation?], is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo, or "little feather", for the shape of the leaves. In antiquity, yarrow was known as herbal militaris, for its use in staunching the flow of blood from wounds.Other common names for this species include common yarrow, gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf (as its binomial name affirms), and thousand-seal.

Stories about yarrow feature in traditional Chinese culture. For example, it is said that it grows around the grave of Confucius. Also, the most authentic way to cast the Yi Jing is to use dried yarrow stalks. The stems are said to be good for divining the future. Chinese proverbs claim that yarrow brightens the eyes and promotes intelligence. Yarrow and tortoiseshell are considered to be lucky in Chinese tradition.Oriental tradition also assured mountain wanderers that where the yarrow grew neither tigers nor wolves nor poisonous plants would be found.

In Classical tradition, Homer tells us that the centaur Chiron, who conveyed herbal secrets to his human pupils, taught Achilles to use yarrow on the battle grounds of Troy.[28] Achilles is said to have used it to stop the bleeding wounds of his soldiers. For centuries it has been carried in battle because of its magical as well as medicinal properties. Western European tradition also connects yarrow with a goddess and a demon. Yarrow was a witching herb, used to summon the devil or drive him away. But it was also a loving herb in the domain of Aphrodite.

Yarrow also featured in British folk customs and beliefs. Yarrow was one of the herbs put in Saxon amulets. These amulets were for protection from everything from blindness to barking dogs. In the Middle Ages, witches were said to use yarrow to make incantations. This may be the source for the common names devil's nettle, devil's plaything, and bad man's plaything. Some people believed that you could determine the devotion of a lover by poking a yarrow leaf up your nostril and twitching the leaf while saying, "Yarroway, yarroway, bear a white blow: if my love loves me, my nose will bleed now". (Yarrow is a nasal irritant, and generally causes the nose to bleed if inserted.) Nursery rhymes say if you put a yarrow sachet under your pillow, you will dream of your own true love. If you dream of cabbages (the leaves do have a similar scent), then death or other serious misfortune will strike. A folk belief states that if you hang a bunch of dried yarrow or yarrow that had been used in wedding decorations over the bed, you can thus ensure a lasting love for at least seven years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achillea_millefolium
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Mobiles made of these cranes are a favorite way to display these cranes. A flock of birds or several birds are charming, with an arrangement of birds hung on branches, in a beautiful vase.

Hard glazed for keepsake collecting; jewel and wire attached for hanging; custom orders encouraged for table top and party decorations. size: 3" X 6" Extra stock is available for all the cranes shown in this store. Click on thumbnails to see alternative cranes available, and contact me.

Multiple orders of one design are available. A single crane listed is not limited to only 1 crane. Email me to order more by reserving on Etsy. ♥ ♥ Email messages are always welcome.

There are over 100 holiday themed papers not listed on Etsy, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Valentine, Kwanza etc. Please contact me and I will send you images of these papers and reserve post on Etsy in your name, your choices.

If you are contemplating ordering for a wedding or event in the future please note that some of the paper is in limited quantities. I can source some of the paper in the future, but many of these papers are limited to what I have in stock. I suggest ordering a crane as a sample to allow you to make a decision after seeing the crane in real life !

Buy 5-9 peace cranes receive 1 crane for no charge !
example:
Buy 5 cranes a 6th crane is no charge
Buy 9 cranes a 10th crane is no charge
Please email with your choice of a your extra crane.

25% discount if you buy ten cranes,
35% discount if you buy 25 or more.

If you would like to continue shopping, my main shop page is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/localcolorist Thanks for viewing.

Yarrow Yellow Peace Crane Bird Wedding Cake Topper Party Favor Christmas Ornament Origami Japanese Paper Decoration

$8.00 USD
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