Silver or bronze Daisy wheel hexafoil bracelet

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This is a bracelet with an engraved medallion with an hexafoil, six-petaled flower, also known as "witch's mark" or "daisy wheel".

It measures 2.5cm in diameter, not counting the rings and is slightly curved to be more comfortable. It can be obtained in 925 sterling silver or bronze, with a leather or rubber strap, in both cases with 925 sterling silver clasps. Three lengths are available.

If you need a longer or shorter length of the cord, you can indicate it when placing your order.

The pendants are hand carved by me and cast to metal using the lost wax process. I also give all the finishes and patinas by hand, piece by piece. They are made to order.

Hexafoils are symbols that are used for protective purposes against bad influences such as diseases, curses, evil eye, plagues, bad spirits... In Europe they are considered to have a Celtic origin as a solar symbol and we can find evidence of their use throughout the continent, both in household items and in ornaments in architectural elements and even in funerary steles. In Asturias they are known as 'galana flower', 'sestafueya', 'roseta' or 'estrella' in reference to the sun. In the southern Alps they are called 'Sol ëd Alp' (Sun of the Alps) and in the British Isles and the United States 'hexafoils', 'daisy wheel' or 'witch marks'. They are mainly used to mark food (such as cheese, bread or butter) or are placed in strategic places in houses such as doors, windows, fireplaces or stairwells. These are considered weak points where evil can enter. The same is done with stables, barns, hórreos... This is how crops and livestock were protected from pests and diseases. In the Anglo-Saxon culture it is explained that the protective utility resides in its design. The interlocking pattern is believed to trap evil within. This, when entering, must follow the lines that, when intertwined, form an infinite figure from which it cannot escape. In places like Romania, hexafoils appear on votive crosses that, placed on the side of roads, provided protection to travelers against "strigoaïca" or vampires. The sun is an element that harms these beings and the origin of this symbol as a solar representation could explain its use. In Essaouira, Morocco, we also find hexafolis as ornaments. In this case, being represented with the seven circles that form it complete, as a mandala, it is known as "Seed of Life" or "Flower of Life" and is related to the feminine.

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