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Rare Natural Wood Pendant *Grape Vine* for Joy and Transformation!

This is a striking pendant made from the wood of a large piece of Grape Vine that was given to me by a friend from the Bordeaux region of France. I only have a very small amount of it and when it's gone I don't expect to ever have any more. The colouring is subtle but impressive, with a kind of burgundy starburst effect from the branch centre. The annual growth rings and the medullary rays are clearly visible, and the flat surfaces are silky smooth to the touch. A perfect pendant to wear for any kind of celebratory occasion.

These undecorated pendants are popular with anyone who prefers to be a little more discreet about their beliefs and doesn’t always want pentacles all over everything, as they’re suitable for wearing anywhere and in front of anyone. Of course, the properties of the wood are totally unaffected by either having or not having a design on the surface. If you don’t want to wear it then you can carry it in your pocket or just hang it somewhere in your home or car.

It has been finished with a light coat of oil and will come strung on a waxed cotton cord, so it contains no animal products or metal parts.

The Vine is held to be sacred in many cultures throughout the world, but holds a particularly important place in the Greek tradition as being the special plant of Dionysus. It has been used as a symbol of joy and exhilaration, but also of wanton lust and abandon. It is also symbolic of resurrection and transformation, and is useful in magic dealing with these themes. *

Size: About two and a quarter inches long, two inches wide and a quarter of an inch thick.
46mm x 39mm x 2-5mm.

This item will come with a list of the magical properties of the wood, a picture and care instructions.

For a full list of the woods I might have available, as well as their magical properties, associated folklore and a bunch of other stuff, check out my blog at: http://www.mazedasastoat.blogspot.com/

*I do not hold with the theory that the Grape Vine was introduced into the UK long enough ago to be one of the traditional Celtic Ogham woods. It's true that the Saxons were familiar with wine, but they didn't make it, they traded for it with more Southern countries. The Britons, Celts and Saxons who made up the ancient, pre-Roman population of these islands, made and drank large quantities of mead, cider and ale, and probably fermented drinks made from various native fruits such as Elderberries and Rowan Berries... just as many of their decendants do today. Knowing how long ago the Ogham alphabet was used, and roughly when Vines were introduced to the UK, the two don't seem to correlate well enough to be connected and in Ogham sets I prefer to substitute woods that are genuinely native to the same area as the Ogham.

Rare Natural Wood Pendant - Grape Vine - for Joy and Transformation.

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: grape vine, stem, wood, oil, waxed cotton cord
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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