Willow represents the moon and water in folklore hence it was the perfect choice of wood to make this pale willow crescent moon from. This very lightweight piece was hand carved from a wild gathered branch, sanded to remove tool marks and coated in several layers of a special resin to give water and wear resistance. It was then polished it until it was smooth as glass.
The pendant is 3cm high and is supplied with a 16" sterling silver chain. It is fully reversable, depending on whether you'd prefer a waxing or waning moon.
If you would like just the pendant without the chain or if you'd prefer one of my leather cord necklaces with a hand made clasp instead if a chain, please just send me a message and I can sort that out for you.
Willow is such an inspiring tree. It is associated with the Goddess of the Moon, Hecate, in Greek mythology and is sacred tree to the Celtic druids, having its place within the Ogham, or tree alphabet. Some reference to a talismanic effect of protection from evil is also ascribed to Willow in Celtic lore.
In the Far east it is held in association with immortality, probably due to the way that willow will take root anywhere, even in a glass of water! It is this property that also helps willow to thrive in it common habitats of damp environments and on loch and river banks as fallen boughs float away from the tree and take root along the banks.
The uses of willow are many and varied. The most obvious is the use of the thin, whippy rods in basket making, however it was also commonly used in the construction of sound boxes for harps. In the Scottish Highlands it was used for making an orange dye, for ropes strong enough to moor boats with and for bridal and harness.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by The Conker Tree within 3 days of receiving payment.
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