May Bush

May Bush

30 x 40 cm, © 2020, € 300,00
Tweedimensionaal | Schilderkunst | Mixed Media | Op papier
Wishing Trees (May Bushes, Fairy Trees, or Rag Trees) are hawthorn trees where people tie ribbons to ask blessings from the local saints/deities/wee folk. The hawthorn flowers in May, time of the Bealtaine festival of rebirth (now generally known as May Day). Local people still tie ribbons or strips of colorful cloth to the wishing tree as a symbol of their prayers or wishes.