362 – Wand

Physical description:
Long, slender wand of dark wood, with serpentine bends, and with a carved claw holding a ball at one end, and wax at other. Companion piece ridden with wood worm and broken, extracted for treatment (Box 81)
Museum classification:
Working Tools
Size:
c750 mm long
Information:

Companion to 1402.
Text by Cecil Williamson: 'Witches do use wands. In the south west they are simple, practical things cut from the living wood. The witch uses them in much the same way as does the conductor of an orchestra. That is to conduct and orchestrate her magical operations, be they chantings, rhythmical movements or tappings.'

 

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Wood, wax
Copyright ownership:
Copyright to The Museum of Witchcraft Ltd.

Companion to 1402.
Text by Cecil Williamson: 'Witches do use wands. In the south west they are simple, practical things cut from the living wood. The witch uses them in much the same way as does the conductor of an orchestra. That is to conduct and orchestrate her magical operations, be they chantings, rhythmical movements or tappings.'