The leek is associated with St. David the Patron Saint of Wales due to one legend recorded by the English poet Michael Drayton in the early 1600’s, which tells how St. David ordered his soldiers to wear the leek on their helmets in a battle against the Saxon invaders of Britain. One reason for this may be an even more ancient belief that the leek was a powerful vegetable which could, among other wondrous properties, offer protection against wounds in battle. The battle itself is also said to have taken place in a field full of leeks.
In modern times the Welsh now wear the image of a leek (or a real one for the die hards!) on March the 1st, St. Davids day, in remembrance of this saint and as a statement of patriotism.
Luckily these miniature hand made leeks do not have the robust smell of this wonderful vegetable, but would make excellent accessories for any welsh lady to wear on St.Davids day!
As they have each been individually hand made from polymer clay there will be slight differences between them, making each pair truly unique. The ear wires are hypo allergenic surgical steel and they will come in a lovely black presentation gift box.
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