Small piece of decoration resembling a tarot card and inspired by old botanical engravings. Made on oak wood, worked and pyrographed by me by hand. Signed on the back. To be placed alongside an old book with a used binding on a dusty library shelf, or even to use as a paperweight!
Dimensions: about 10 X 6 cm ~ Thickness: about 0.5 cm.
The shades of the wood and the pyrography may therefore be slightly different than in the photos but don’t worry, they give off the same aura of mystery and are all one of a kind. Other plants are possible on request, do not hesitate to contact me.
ACONITUM NAPELLUS = Aconite napel »
« Beware, the jupiter’s helmet is one of the most toxic species in the plant world: a simple skin contact can cause delusional poisoning, the absorption of a tiny fraction, death. It is undoubtedly its transcutaneous effects which made it incorporated in certain magic ointments. Associated with the lady-in-law, often also the thorny apple or the poppy and the sum-grass, the jupiter’s helmet plunged the witches into a state of stupor, creator of all phantasmagoria. […] Werewolves, vampires, strygus and demons fear aconite like the plague: they bypass from afar the houses in which we have hung, taking a thousand precautions, bouquets of its fresh flowers. These also discouraging an unwanted suitor: “You are bothering me” they basically say. ”~ Erika Laïs, Grimoire of Witch Plants.