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Italy Photo of Handcrafted Witch  Who is Flying on Wooden Broom (Close Up)

Italy Photo of Handcrafted Witch Who is Flying on Wooden Broom (Close Up)

Handcrafted Italian witch doll. Her face, hands and feet are ceramic, and are very detailed. She is wearing large glasses, made from wire, and she has a wart on her face. Riding her broom made from wood, she is wearing a bright, print shirt, a coat made of burlap, and sandals. She has a white scarf made from netting around her shoulders. She is carrying a black bag, and there is a piece of holly on her skirt. In Italy, she is known as La Befana, the Christmas witch, who leaves presents for Italian children on January 6, Epiphany. The figure stands 16 inches (41 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Europe, Female, Halloween, Hat, Italy
Keywords: All_Italy_Witch, Europe, Italy, black hat, broom, burlap coat, ceramic, doll, female, figurine, flying, glasses, good luck, hard plastic face, lady, sandals, scarf, wart, wire glasses, witch, woman
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.0666667
F Number: 16
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 23666