Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Witch Bottle

Laying in the background for my witch bottle painting. Shortly after I started the sketch for this a real Witch Bottle was found in Greenwich. How neat!
I had learned through my reading of folklore that a tangled thread in a bottle prevents witches from meddling with you. Tying red thread on your cows' tails would prevent witches from bothering them. Witches are flummoxed, apparently, by knots. Just like my nine year old with his shoelaces.
You can see the Witch Bottle Painting at My Good Babushka. Folk Tale Art. Chainmaille Jewelry, Needlework

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