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The Autumn Empress | Wood Bookmark


The Autumn Empress Wood Bookmark features a doe wearing a headdress created with feathers, sunflowers, and a pumpkin. Each bookmark is made from 100% REAL Poplar Wood, and is thin enough to fit easily between the pages of any book.

Because this bookmark is real wood, each bookmark is unique and has its own character. (Also, please know that the bookmark may be affected by changes in humidity…aka, it may not always lay completely flat if not in use).


  • 2x6 inches
  • Rounded Corners
  • Real Poplar Wood
  • .025 mm thick


Story Behind the Drawing

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, white-tailed deer celebrate the Autumn Equinox with the Feather Crowning Ceremony. The ceremony, held in late September, begins with a potluck dinner. Each family brings their favorite homemade food — berry pies, nut breads, and leafy salads. After dinner, one doe is crowned the “Autumn Empress,” an honorary title for a female deer who worked hard to help the ceremony come together. The Empress is crowned with a feather headdress, complete with beads and sunflowers. Finally, the deer finish off the evening with a dance around the campfire.