Like so much familiar, modern-time holiday symbolism, the witch on her flying broomstick has a fascinating and often overlooked history.
It is believed to have come from an ancient agricultural fertility rite where women would rub a mixture of psychoactive herbs over their bodies. This "flying ointment" produced visions and encouraged astral projection. The women would then jump around their fields with a broom between their legs with the intention of showing the crops how high they'd like them to grow :)
The card measures 5x7 and is printed on acid free, archival quality smooth, matte stock...Perfect for framing, too!
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The card is sealed in a cello sleeve with an ivory envelope and will be shipped via First Class mail. I combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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