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coolkenack:  From Celtic and Norse art by Victor Gonzalez on Facebook.com

coolkenack: From Celtic and Norse art by Victor Gonzalez on Facebook.com

Julien’s Auctions: A pastel chiffon rag dress worn by Leslie Caron in the Cinderella tale The  Glass  Slipper  (MGM, 1955). The costume has a fitted boned bodice and an intentionally tattered skirt formed from layers of torn chiffon in pale grey and pink.

Julien’s Auctions: A pastel chiffon rag dress worn by Leslie Caron in the Cinderella tale The Glass Slipper (MGM, 1955). The costume has a fitted boned bodice and an intentionally tattered skirt formed from layers of torn chiffon in pale grey and pink.

A couple of miles north of Penzance, and at the end of a winding muddy path, Madron Holy Well is thought to date from pre-Christian times and is still visited by passers-by. The well is easy to find, with signposts and more traditional 'clouties' - pieces of rag tied to the tree according to traditional custom at healing wells.

A couple of miles north of Penzance, and at the end of a winding muddy path, Madron Holy Well is thought to date from pre-Christian times and is still visited by passers-by. The well is easy to find, with signposts and more traditional 'clouties' - pieces of rag tied to the tree according to traditional custom at healing wells.

Rags to Ditches: Mysterious Celtic Clootie Wells

Rags to Ditches: Mysterious Celtic Clootie Wells

Clootie wells, springs with cloth or rags hanging from trees, are ancient Celtic sites supposedly possessing ritual healing properties, according to legend.

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Reserved - Elven,Darkage, Fairy, Fae, faery, Celtic, Embroidered, Game of thrones , Wool, Tunic Costume LRP LARP SCA. $300.00, via Etsy.

Reserved - Elven,Darkage, Fairy, Fae, faery, Celtic, Embroidered, Game of thrones , Wool, Tunic Costume LRP LARP SCA. $300.00, via Etsy.

Clootie Wells: Where the trees are weighed down in rotting rags

Clootie Wells: Where the Trees Are Weighed Down in Rotting Rags

In scattered sites around Scotland, England, Ireland, and other places where the pagan roots still show through the modern landscape, you may catch a glimpse.

Mysterious Celtic Clootie Wells an old Celtic tradition persists in the British Isles that transcends paganism and Christianity. clootie wells remain places of pilgrimage reputedly bestowed with magical healing properties. - In Scotland and Ireland, pieces of cloth (clooties) are dipped in the holy well or spring and then tied to a branch. The offering is accompanied by a prayer to the spirit of the well – normally a saint, or a goddess or nature deity in pre-Christian times.

Rags to Ditches: Mysterious Celtic Clootie Wells

Mysterious Celtic Clootie Wells an old Celtic tradition persists in the British Isles that transcends paganism and Christianity. clootie wells remain places of pilgrimage reputedly bestowed with magical healing properties. - In Scotland and Ireland, pieces of cloth (clooties) are dipped in the holy well or spring and then tied to a branch. The offering is accompanied by a prayer to the spirit of the well – normally a saint, or a goddess or nature deity in pre-Christian times.

A mountain of skulls surrounds three ragged celtic crosses formed from dead sticks and tattered rags. In the distance crows circle silently in the sky. You can almost hear the wind rustling the cloth and branches in this tranquil, but grim, scene.  - High Quality Giclee Print on Fine Art Paper - Sizes: 8x12, 13x19, 16x24 - Framed: No - Original Artwork: Pen & Ink on Paper  This is a reproduction print of the original Pen & Ink Drawing by Rebecca Magar.

Conquest - Skulls Print

A mountain of skulls surrounds three ragged celtic crosses formed from dead sticks and tattered rags. In the distance crows circle silently in the sky. You can almost hear the wind rustling the cloth and branches in this tranquil, but grim, scene. - High Quality Giclee Print on Fine Art Paper - Sizes: 8x12, 13x19, 16x24 - Framed: No - Original Artwork: Pen & Ink on Paper This is a reproduction print of the original Pen & Ink Drawing by Rebecca Magar.

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