I’ve been cursed and cured, jinxed and blessed. I have knocked wood, picked up lucky pennies, chanted, wished on bones and burned sage.
I was reading an article about hex marks and runes, when I saw mention of something called “concealed shoes” which piqued my curiosity, leading me down a rabbit hole of information about historic houses and items hidden in walls, usually over thresholds and hearths, for superstitious and ritualistic reasons. This concealment practice was common from the 13th – 19th centuries, coming to light as historic homes undergo renovations.
House charms most often took the form of shoes. That is because
I loved resurrecting the idea of employing small hand-made items as house talismans. Also, in creating them I incorporate two processes I love: painting and stitching. Each of the stitched house
Find more small, curious art on the page House Charms.
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