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I heard my first wailing banshee when I was four years old, and I will never forget the sound of it...

WAILING BANSHEE is a one-of-a-kind elemental spirit art doll. She is 100% hand-made (without the use of molds, patterns, etc); head and arms are hand-sculpted with fimo and painted with artist-quality acrylic paints.

Her gown is sculpted of cheesecloth and her flowing gray hair is Leicester Longwool Sheep roving. She wears (a removeable) gold chain holding a diamond-shaped gold-plated pendant, formed of nine smaller diamond forms.

With an interior armature, she is completely poseable. She has a hook in back for wall-hanging. While quite durable, she is intended as an art piece for display (indoors), not suitable for young children. She will make a wonderful heirloom, to last for many years to come! Comes with a COA.

24" H
12" W
3" depth

And WHAT is a "Wailing Banshee?"

In Irish legend, a banshee wails around a house if someone in the house is about to die. There are particular families who are believed to have banshees attached to them, and whose cries herald the death of a member of that family.[1] Traditionally, when a citizen of an Irish village died, a woman would sing a lament (in Irish: caoineadh, [ˈkiːnʲə] or [ˈkiːnʲuː], "caoin" meaning "to weep, to wail") at their funeral. These women singers are sometimes referred to as "keeners" and the best keeners would be in much demand. Legend has it that, for five great Gaelic families: the O'Gradys, the O'Neills, the O'Briens, the O'Connors, and the Kavanaghs, the lament would be sung by a fairy woman; having foresight, she would sing the lament when a family member died, even if the person had died far away and news of their death had not yet come, so that the wailing of the banshee was the first warning the household had of the death.

In later versions the banshee might appear before the death and warn the family by wailing. When several banshees appeared at once, it indicated the death of someone great or holy.[2] The tales sometimes recounted that the woman, though called a fairy, was a ghost, often of a specific murdered woman, or a woman who died in childbirth.[3]

Banshees are frequently described as dressed in white or grey, and often having long, fair hair which they brush with a silver comb.

Whatever her origins, the banshee chiefly appears in one of three guises: a young woman, a stately matron or a raddled old hag. These represent the triple aspects of the Celtic goddess of war and death, namely Badhbh, Macha and Mor-Rioghain.) She usually wears either a grey, hooded cloak or the winding sheet or grave robe of the unshriven dead.

SOURCE: Wikipedia

RESERVED FOR VIOLAINE Wailing Banshee Elemental Spirit Art Doll


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fimo clay, gesso, acrylics, wire, fibers, cheesecloth, pendant
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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