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Mari Lwyd

We have been making the most of the lockdown by making Mari Lwyds! 

Mari Lwyd - the Grey Mare - is the central character of a midwinter festive tradition celebrated in South Wales, and elsewhere. Through the dark nights between Christmas and New Year, the Mari leads her unruly retinue from house to house, winning access by outsinging the inhabitants at each door, and, once inside, boisterous revelries ensue.

Mari Lwyd


Mari Lwyd wall Plaque.

Mari Lwyd


Each figure stands about 70mm tall, and has red ribbons. Supplied in a box, with a brief explanation.
Individually handmade, each figure is slightly different and unique.

Perfect for a traditional alternative to a Nativity Scene.

Mari Lwyd

A Mari Lwyd is for life not just for Christmas!