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2018 Le Nain Rouge Tote Bag - City Bird

2018 Le Nain Rouge Tote Bag

Regular price $18.00
A City Bird exclusive, and a favorite design from our popular line celebrating the La Marche du Nain Rouge, this tote features a design by illustrator Lucy Cahill of the iconic character. Produced by City Bird. La Marche du Nain Rouge is an annual local tradition featuring a colorful, Mardi Gras-style participatory parade, and other festivities. The legend of Le Nain Rouge goes something like this (from www.marchedunainrouge.com): “More than 300 years ago, around the same time the city of Detroit was founded, an evil was discovered in and around the city that has plagued the people and the city, and even wreaked havoc upon the founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. This ‘evil’ was said to have been a Nain Rouge, otherwise known as the ‘red dwarf of Detroit.’ This malevolent spirit cursed generations and brought ill tidings for many Detroiters. It wasn’t until La Marche du Nain Rouge, held the Saturday closest to the vernal (Spring) Equinox, did the people of Detroit come together to banish Le Nain Rouge.”

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