Waldorf School of Santa Barbara

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7421 Mirano Drive, Goleta, CA 93117  ·  The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara is committed to providing a healthy, broad, reverent education that honors the head, heart, hands—the whole—of the child.
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This corn dolly is in the form of the Ceres, the goddess of the harvest, who was thought to give live to the corn and to die when it was harvested. For this reason, her image was woven from the last sheaf to be reaped. This dolly consists of a large, full sheaf of corn tied to form the figure of a lady with clasped hands. Plaited bands around the arms, waist and neck give the figure its shape, and the head is formed form a full bunch of corn ears. It was made by Alec Coker. (MERL/86/148)

This corn dolly is in the form of the Ceres, the goddess of the harvest, who was…