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Wheat “Fairy Harp”

Katherine Caldwell

$40.00

This cheerful ornament suggests magic is near, and is my own interpretation of a design that represents the ancient tale of the fairy harp. The fairies created a harp that was given to a man who had no musical talent. Any time he touched his fingers to the instrument, it played beautifully, making anyone who heard it begin to dance, whether they wanted to or not.
  • 11″ x 6″
  • Made in NC

4 in stock

Description

Katherine Caldwell reaches back to the ancient art of straw weaving to bring new purpose to what was once practiced worldwide by agricultural societies.  The patterns that have been passed down were used in rituals and hung in houses after the harvest.  In these intricate designs, the spirit of the grain would be kept safe for the coming spring.  Katherine integrates techniques from ancient times into her creations, preferring the use of tying, stitching and weaving instead of gluing whenever possible.

Description

Katherine Caldwell reaches back to the ancient art of straw weaving to bring new purpose to what was once practiced worldwide by agricultural societies.  The patterns that have been passed down were used in rituals and hung in houses after the harvest.  In these intricate designs, the spirit of the grain would be kept safe for the coming spring.  Katherine integrates techniques from ancient times into her creations, preferring the use of tying, stitching and weaving instead of gluing whenever possible.

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