Wonderful Witchy Wares
A miniature Greek-style statuette of an owl.
Stang top with candle holder and shoe
In witchcraft a staff with a forked top is known as a stang, and in some traditions symbolises the Horned God. We now have two designs of this iron stang top, for fixing to the top of a wooden staff. Both have an elegantly curved horn-shape, and were hand-forged on Bodmin Moor. This new design (£35) has a holder for a candle and both come with a cylindrical iron shoe to protect and ground the bottom of the staff, as all stangs should be shod in iron.
The stang top is approximately 13.5cm (5″) tall and 9cm (3.5″) across, and the internal diameter of the part that fixes to the staff is approximately 2cm. It has a hole to secure it to the staff with a nail or screw.
Small Glass Green Man Plaque
A Green Man face on a small, round glass plaque.
Commonly found in Italian folk magic, the cimaruta was often hung to protect infants in their cradles. More recently, it has been associated with the Society of Diana and Charles Leland’s ‘Aradia’.
The name cimaruta is Italian for rue sprig. The herb rue has been used for magical protection since Roman times.
This pendant has been created in silver by Marti Dean.
Framed pyrography hare lady panel
Hand etched with fire this framed panel depicts the ceramic hare lady object 1144 in the museums collection. By Paul Atlas-Saunders
Folk Art Cat
Folk Art Hare
Folk Art Moon Godess
Megan Ivy Griffiths is a pattern designer, illustrator and embroiderer who is based in the glorious green countryside of Hampshire. She harbours an ardent passion for the beautiful and unusual and is inspired by whimsical fairy tales and calm ambles through forests and fields. Her work is a concoction of tenderness, gentility and intricacy. Megan makes fabric animals that seem to have jumped out of mythical worlds.
They include farmers, mermaids, lions, llamas and rabbits – all dressed in Megan’s beautiful decorative folk embroidery. In this way, her stitches tell stories; as a trained illustrator she has been taught to draw, as well as using pen and pencil, she uses needle and thread to create captivating characters.
Moon Goddess is one of three characters specially commissioned for the museum, also available are a hare and a magical cat.
Twig Pentacle Keyring