Midsummer: Guardians of the Bridge
Four Elemental Guardians of The Bridge representing Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
These straw-designs are a blend of symbols: the Ankh, an ancient symbol of the ‘Breath of Life’, the solar wheel or sun-cross with its four quarters representing the four seasons. The cross shape itself has been used by many cultures, here the vertical and horizontal bars represent the two halves of the year at the Winter and this, the Summer Solstice. They are the elemental guardians watching over the Festivities.