The Wee Sinann, an Irish fairy from the Otherworld

Posted:  Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:45am

This wee Irish fairy is called Sinann, based on legend of the origins of The River Shannon, a river filled by the Otherworld. It was named after a young lady called Sinann, who happened to be the grand-daughter of Lir, god of the sea. She decided to visit Connla’s Well and ate the fruits of the Tree of Knowledge, although she knew it was forbidden. As a result, the waters of the well rose up, carrying her out to sea and drowning her there. So the River Shannon was formed. (source:

This one-of-a-kind miniature fairy dress is made from dried grass, Usnea (Old Man's Beard), which is used as a medicinal property. She is adorned by curled fern and tiny roadside flowers and her corset is stitched up the back with moss green thread.

This uniquely Maine handmade dress measures 1.5 inches by 4.5 inches and comes with its own custom hanger.

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