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Luckenbooth Scottish Sun Catcher

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Created in a textured light amber glass this piece really catches the sunlight.
The size is 6"h x 5"w
Custom colors can me made upon request (require 10 days to ship)

HISTORY: The name comes from the luckenbooths of Edinburgh where jewellery and trinkets used to be sold, including this type of brooch.Luckenbooth was a Scots word for a lockable stall or workshop. The Edinburgh booths were situated on the Royal Mile near St Giles Cathedral. They were the city's first permanent shops, going back to the 15th century, and initially housing mainly silversmiths and goldsmiths. They were demolished in 1817.

The luckenbooth brooch is a traditional Scottish love token: often given as a betrothal or wedding brooch. It might be worn by a nursing mother as a charm to help her milk flow, and/or be pinned to a baby's clothing to protect it from harm. It was known as a witch-brooch by people using it to save children from the evil eye.

The luckenbooth brooch has motifs similar to the Claddagh ring, also using the heart and crown. Heart-shaped brooches in parts of Europe date back to late medieval times, but this design probably did not appear in Scotland before the 17th century.

Luckenbooth Scottish Sun Catcher


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