Hand carved Blackthorn wavy hair stick. The stick have been sealed and polished to a silky smooth finish with Creamed Beeswax.
The timber used comes from reputable timber merchants or are off-cuts from various sources.
The blackthorn is often associated with overcoming obstacles for a better future or protection and hope in the midst of devastation.
It is a haven for birds such as the, now rare, nightingale who find protection amongst the tree’s long thorns. Sloe berries can be very carefully picked during October, after a frost, and used to make sloe gin, a mixture of sloes, sugar and gin left to mature for nearly three months to be enjoyed as a Yule tide treat.
The berries, leaves and bark of the tree are said to stimulate metabolism, clean the blood, heal stomach upsets and disperse toxins from the body.
Blackthorn wood is traditionally used in Ireland to make shillelaghs, a walking stick-shaped club, originally used as a weapon to settle a score and now a symbol of heritage among many people of Irish descent throughout the world.
The dark reputation of the Blackthorn is somewhat unjust.
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