Every now and then i will do a quick search on foreign Ebay sites, just to see if i can come across anything new. Some time ago i bought a Star Wars “Feve” from the French Ebay site. Made from porcelain, It was a surprisingly good quality item item and i liked the idea behind it. There is another version that i’m trying to track down, but this is proving to be a little difficult. However, i did comes across a new feve for a reasonable 2.50 Euros.
At about 1″ square, they are small but i do like them. I may go back and buy the set later in the year.
“Feves (French for “bean”) are tiny figurines that are made to be put inside a “King’s Cake” for the “Epiphany” Holiday, which is celebrated every year on January 6th, the 12th day of Christmas. Tradition states that this is the day that the three wise men or “Three Kings” came to Bethlehem, to honor the birth of Christ. Traditionally it was a fava bean that was placed inside the cake. Whoever finds the feve in his or her slice of cake, is king for the day. SInce it was good luck to get the feve in your cake – these little items were saved and treasured.”