In the first day of spring, in countries like Romania, Moldova, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, the custom dictates that a Martaki (Martenitsi or Martisor ) should be given as a gift to loved ones, friends, and those people to whom one feels close. One or more are worn pinned to clothing, or around the wrist or neck until the wearer sees a stork or swallow returning from migration, or a blossoming tree, and then removes the Martenitsa.
They are the heralds of the coming of spring and of new life. While white is the color of purity and newborn, the red is a symbol of life and passion. The tradition is one way to acknowledge the constant cycle of life and death, the balance of good and evil, and the ups and downs in human life.
This traditional handmade Martenitsa/ Martisor/ Martaki / Martenici. Will ship with red and white thread -so it may differ on different orders- with a safety pin and individual gifting box.