Corn Sex Dollies
Every autumn, after the corn harvest was safely gathered in, the men of rural communities in Dorset would take the left-over stalks and, using techniques passed down from father to son through countless generations, plait them into elaborate CORN SEX DOLLIES.
The style of weaving would vary from village to village and hamlet to hamlet, with each man vying to create the most sexually alluring, full size corn woman complete with three realistic holes. On the night of the first Moon after the Harvest Moon, the villagers would parade their sex dollies around the Parish Bounds three times. Then the womenfolk would gather in the church for a Harvest Festival service of Thanksgiving, while the men took their creations home to perform a timehonoured fertility rite.