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Heart shaped wooden poya "Bienvenue"

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Heart shaped wooden poya "Bienvenue"

85.00

This is a heart shaped wooden "poya" with the inscription "Bienvenue" or "Welcome" in French. "Poya" is a word that means ascend. This term is used in Switzerland to signify the annual ascent and descent of the cows to/from Alpine pastures. Many villages celebrate this yearly event by parading the cows through the town decorated with flowers, traditional dress, music and food. It has become a popular art form to delicately cut wood or paper silhouetting this tradition. The heart is cut out of wood and painted black. 36x1x29

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This is a heart shaped wooden "poya" with the inscription "Bienvenue" or "Welcome" in French. "Poya" is a word that means ascend. This term is used in Switzerland to signify the annual ascent and descent of the cows to/from Alpine pastures. Many villages celebrate this yearly event by parading the cows through the town decorated with flowers, traditional dress, music and food. It has become a popular art form to delicately cut wood or paper silhouetting this tradition. The heart is cut out of wood and painted black. 36x1x29