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Posted 3 years ago

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I love my new table but I would like to know who made it? It's very unique and has an old old paper tag glued to it that is now alomst completely unreadable but what can be read it only a few numbers. I was hoping someone might have an idea who made it.

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  1. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    I don't know who made it, but I believe the figure is called Green Man.

    Copypasted from Wiki:

    A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical). "The Green Man" is also a popular name for English public houses and various interpretations of the name appear on inn signs, which sometimes show a full figure rather than just the head.
    The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance," representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Man

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