Kern baby

1.A doll or image decorated with corn (grain) flowers, etc., carried in the festivals of a kern, or harvest-home. Called also harvest queen.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He pictured villagers preparing the Baal fire, local children circling the bonfire and the corn dolly, also called a kern baby, and original prints are still held at Whalton Village Hall.
Sheila Lough said: "Whalton is thrilled to welcome the magnifi-cent kern baby 'home'.
"It seems fitting to bring the kern baby to her ancestral home more than 100 years after Sir Benjamin Stone photographed the original.
Traditionally, the dolly or kern baby was made from the last stook of straw from the harvest field.
Kern baby by Faye Claridge, commission for grounds with exhibition inside.
Kern baby by Faye Claridge, new commission for grounds with exhibition inside, until December 13.