Jenny Nyström was a prolific illustrator who was active during the golden age of postcards (late 1800s, early 1900s).
A witch seems an odd Easter symbol, yet, it is a common one in Sweden. Ragamuffins dress as witches, and, adults light bonfires in celebration of the Easter witch! (Does anyone use the term "ragamuffin" any more?)
"Easter Witch with Cat" (date unknown) by Jenny Nyström [1854-1946].
children in kerchiefs
cheeks blooming with rouge
knock on doors seeking
treats from neighbors who
welcome a little heathenry
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
A cherita is a haiku-like poem of three stanzas that tells a "story." The first stanza is one line and sets the scene. Stanza two is two lines, stanza three is three lines. A cherita terbalik is a cherita with the order of the stanzas rearranged.