Charm (copy)

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Charm (copy)

This is a copy of a charm made from a cross of wood from a rowan tree. It is bound with knotless red thread.

Rowan was traditionally considered to have the power to protect from witchcraft and evil spirits. Knots in the thread would reduce its potency. The cross would be worn inside the clothing or hidden in the lining.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-773-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NO 51
Date: Late 19th century
Material: Wood, rowan
What: Charm
Subject: Jewellery: charms, amulets (NMAS Classification)
Description: Facsimile of a charm made from a cross of wood from a rowan tree, late 19th century
  • Black, G. F., 'Scottish charms and amulets' in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 27 (1892-3), pp 477-8 
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