The Moon and the Furrow

Hare and Nettles Organic Handkerchief

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In African folk tales, the hare is warned against as a trickster. In English folklore the witch can take the form of a hare. Chinese, Japanese and Mexican cultures see the form of the hare in the moon and we see the hare in the constellation of Lepus. Three hares chasing each other have been found in architecture and on coins as far back as the 6th century and as far away as Afghanistan and China. 

I prize nettles as one of the best and most useful plants to forage and it’s the only thing that really has any effect on my hay fever. In Celtic folklore, a patch of stinging nettles means there are sure to be some fairies living nearby.

The border for many of my designs illustrates trees chosen for their associations with old customs and beliefs. They are Elder, Oak, Ivy and Holly. I have also included some of the phases of the moon.

This handkerchief is sewn by me in Wales. The image is printed in the UK onto an untreated cotton fabric certified as 100% organic. The approximate size for each handkerchief is 320 mm x 320 mm. Wash at 30°

Each order is wrapped in acid free, unbleached tissue paper and includes a hand written thank you note. I am happy to address this to recipients of gifts at no extra cost. Just let me know in the notes when you place your order.