Friday, 4 April 2014

Sculpted Tealights

Hand sculpted tealight holders in Yew by bod
Sculpted Tealights are back in stock!

Hand carved by bod from air - dried yew - a wood associated with eternal life and rebirth.
Held sacred by our ancestors for their longevity and regeneration (drooping branches can form new trunks) they came to symbolise death and resurrection. 

Ankerwyke Yew
Ankerwyke Yew Source Wikipedia
They were also used extensively to make English longbows, due to the unique nature and difference between the sap and heart woods giving both elasticity and strength. 

Yew is an evergreen coniferous tree with highly poisonous leaves. They are often found in churchyards, with opinions as to why being to keep them away from livestock, or because the Church was built on a previously sacred site. 

Fortingall Yew
Source Wikipedia
The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, Scotland, is thought by some to be the oldest tree in Britain. Estimates on its age vary between 2000 and 5000 years old. 

The differing grain patterns of the pale sapwood and orangy heartwood, give bod's Sculpted Tealights a beautiful and unique appearance. 
Each one is handcarved in its own distinctive shape and personality. 

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