Hanging a "kitchen witch" in your kitchen is an old Scandinavian custom, meant to ensure good fortune and trouble-free cooking. Sometimes known as a "cottage witch", this traditional charm wards off minor disasters like overturned pots and burned food. Makes a great gift!
Our Kitchen Witch is lovingly cast from lead-free pewter, and made here in the USA. She measures approximately 2 3/4" by 3", not including the broom, and comes with a cord for hanging.
Isn't this a German custom? Actually, it's hard to say. The true origins of the kitchen witch have been obscured by the passage of centuries. Most sources seem to indicate that this custom originated in Scandinavia, although it is certainly well-known in Germany as well. Undoubtedly, there has been a great deal of cross-cultural influence over the years.
How do I make this charm work? Just hang it up! There's no need to wave a wand or mutter spells under your breath. The presence of the kitchen witch alone is enough to nourish your creativity in the kitchen, and to keep your cooking space trouble-free.