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Spiral Wheat Cross

Katherine Caldwell

$72.00

Cross made of wheat straws and heads. This is an original design that echos many traditional wheat crosses made in Europe. The spiral pattern on the cross uses a tremendous number of wheat straws and has traditionally been hung to bless the wheat crop and ensure abundance.
  • 9.5″ x 7″
  • Made in NC

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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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