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La Befana is an Italian legend. She is the old woman, or hag, who brings children in Italy goodies on twelfth night. Read the entire story of "The Legend of La Befana."
She stands sixteen inches tall on a black plinth. She is wearing her best dress, slip, apron and bloomers—all trimmed in lace, of course. She is wearing a shawl, a ruffled collar and the family cameo. Her hat is black felt with a red rose and sits on her auburn red wool hair. She is wearing her carpet slippers because she left home is such a hurry.
She is carrying a basket filled with toys, candies, an Italian flag and Pinocchio puppet. Her apron pocket is also filled with candies, a bear and a tiny basket dangles with even more! On her back is an Italian flag and a broom upon which is tied a bag of carbona and garlic for the naughty children. A rolled scroll with her legend is also attached to the broom so you may share the story. A green cricket is beside her foot for good luck. Lady bugs are also nestled in her costuming.