Polish Large Standing Easter Lamb (Baranek Wielkanocny), 7.5" High
There is nothing quite more symbolic of a Polish Easter than the Easter lamb (Baranek Wielkanocny) with palms and the banner with cross. The Baranek bearing a cross-emblazoned flag represents Christ Resurrection and sacrificial Paschal lamb, whose banner proclaims his victory of life over death. The lamb adorns greeting cards, sugar or butter lambs are blessed in Easter baskets and plaster lambs form the centerpiece of the swieconka table. An absolute 'must' for the Holy Saturday food blessing is the Easter lamb, usually made of sugar or butter, but it can also be a non-edible figure made of plaster, wood, cloth or plastic and should go into the basket last, because in effect it watches over the rest of the ingredients. A lamb is a Polish traditional symbol of Easter that has been present on Easter tables for hundreds of years. Our Easter Lamb is hand made and decorated in Poland out of natural products, like wood, plaster, paper, bark, moss and selected grass planted for hay. You may choose between a 7.5" long laying lamb with decorative bell, palms, and the banner with cross, or a 7.5" high standing lamb adorned with a golden colored bell. The laying lamb measures approx. 7.5"L x 3.5"W x 4.5"H and the standing lamb measures approx. 7.5"L x 3.5"W x 7.5"H. Packed in a plastic bag and separate box. Since the Easter Lambs are handmade, they may not seem exactly as pictured - possible plaster/paint imperfections! Wooden eggs sold separately. Made in Poland.