GWRACH: Wise Woman Fairy Witch Welsh Art Doll Handmade
Y Tylwyth Teg Fairies embody FAERIE MAGICK
Gwrach means "witch".
Materials used in the making of this art doll: Hand sculpted and painted paper clay, hand painted and poured resin eyes, hand painted mulberry paper roses, mohair yarn, seed beads with antique brass coloured bird skull, small ceramic black cat, hand made crocheted multicoloured wool cloak, leopardskin jasper semi precious gem stone in handmade felt nest, hand painted and antiqued wooden box with tea dyed silk, besom, wool melton, wood and sheep's wool filling and locally sourced sheep's fleece.
This art doll is enhanced with the following meaningful and symbolic features:
BLACK CATS: are a symbol of the soul's mysterious coming to earthly life. Their impenetrable colour represents the enigma of the spirit's return voyage to the physical world. Standing Up Against Prejudice ; Beating the Odds; Supporting & Advocating Adoption; Elegance; Healing Abandonment Issues; Mystery; Powerful Psychic Abilities; Strength & Sensuality; Strong Personal Magic.
LEOPARD SKIN JASPER: Like all variety of Jaspers, leopard skin jasper is associated with vitality and strength. It can also bring stability to people who are dealing with chaotic energies in this living form.
It will guide and support you in times of anxiety and stress. It brings serenity and peace and assures you that everything will be alright.
Further, its energies will offer you both the mental and emotional support that you need in order to become prosperous in your chosen career or field. It will also intensify your desire to accomplish your financial goals. Leopard skin jasper will also help you in overcoming self-defeating attitudes, weakness, and laziness. Leopard skin jasper is a self-healing and powerful fostering stone that can support you in your personal growth. Most importantly, leopard skin jasper brings a sense of wholeness, love, and tranquillity.
BIRD SKULL: a symbol of death, freedom of the soul, and the freedom that comes from accepting your fate.
BESOM: is a symbol of banishing, fertility, and cleansing. Its earlier use was specifically for Western European fertility rites. These Western European rites are the reason why people think witches ride on their besom. Upon delivery, use the besom to do some sweeping around the birth site. The besom is a potent symbol of fertility and doing this will also banish negative energies from the mother and the baby. Doing banishing as early as the day the child is born will benefit the him or her greatly. While it does not usually touch the ground, it is used to "sweep out" the negative energies in a room, and is often held a few inches above the ground to do so.
[Dated and signed by artist on a small wooden disk located on her back.]
Approx. 13" tall. Rotating platform not included.