Barbed Wire Nest

I received this interesting curio from a Ashcourt resident who was clearing out a deceased relative’s home. They weren’t comfortable inheriting it but didn’t want to destroy it in fear of bringing bad luck down upon them as the content unnerved them. I do feel it is a lovely collection of oddities. Who knows the story behind each object? Perhaps they are all linked in some way?

Rusted barbed wire coiled with loosely woven wool. Handmade witch poppet with tiger’s eye bead, pins and thorns. Small paper missive sealed with wax and string. Fresh lavender and rosemary – this will dry and fade eventually. Miniature paper clay poppet. Broken European robin’s egg – extremely fragile, handle with care. Shell. Fish/bird vertebrae? Sea-washed piece of pottery. Porcelain arm from doll. Triple quartz crystal. Watermelon tourmaline crystal. Crescent sea-worn shell?

PLEASE NOTE: I will send this nest and contents individually wrapped to avoid damage. You will then be able to place the objects within the nest in your own pleasing configuration.

Nest approx. 8 inches/20cms in diameter 


including free UK Postage

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