Our favourite holiday Baba Marta is knocking at the door and all our projects are becoming red and white… don’t be angry with us 🙂
What is ‘martenitsa’?
In Bulgarian folklore ( KROKOTAK is bulgarian site:) the month of March is often portrayed as a plump, cheerful old lady, “baba Marta”. The 1st day of her reign is celebrated with red and white ornaments in various designs – as bracelets, brooches, pom-poms…
The origins of this ritual are lost in time, but the meaning is clear – they are luck charms you give away to wish good health (and good looks, too!) Friends, family, even pets and domestic animals get one.They are also a countdown to spring – you wear them every day until you see the first stork, or swallow, or blossoming tree. Then you take the martenitsa off and tie it to a branch
This is bookmark is very easy to make and at the same time very elegant. You will need four paper tapes (We have made ours out of an A4 sheet. The width of each tape is 1 cm.)
Glue the tapes as shown on the the pictures before you start plating them.
Follow the sequence of the colours – fold them one after the other. Try to keep the tapes parallel.
Be sure to glue the tapes every other fold to make the bookmark stronger and stable.
At the end make a hole with a paper punch and pass a thin ribbon through it 🙂
Have a nice time reading your favourite book!