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dc.contributor.authorHoulbrook, Ceri
dc.contributor.editorHoulbrook, Ceri
dc.contributor.editorNatalie Armitage
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-25T15:26:57Z
dc.date.available2017-04-25T15:26:57Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-31
dc.identifier.citationHoulbrook , C 2015 , The Wishing-Tree of Isle Maree . in C Houlbrook & N A (eds) , The Materiality of Magic: An artifactual investigation into ritual practices and popular belief . Oxbow , Oxford , pp. 123-142 .
dc.identifier.isbn978-1785700101
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/18052
dc.descriptionCeri Houlbrook, ‘The Wishing-Tree of Isle Maree’ in Ceri Houlbrook, Natalie Armitage, eds., The Materiality of Magic: An artifactual investigation into ritual practices and popular belief (Oxford: Oxbow, 2015) ISBN 978-1785700101.
dc.description.abstractIn April 2012, a ‘wishing-tree’ was created by a local artist on the shores of Loch Maree, Scotland; visitors to the tree were encouraged to attach ‘offerings’ of rags, ribbons, and wooden baubles. In isolation, this appears to be a contemporary community art project. However, this construction boasts far more heritage than its recent creation would suggest, for it was intended as a reproduction of the nearby wishing-tree of Isle Maree, which has been the focus of folkloric customs since the 1700s. This chapter explores the numerous recontextualisations this custom has undergone since the 18th century, from the original tree’s various incarnations – as a rag-tree, pin-tree, and coin-tree – to its modern-day manifestation on the loch’s shore. A consideration of the custom’s shifting materiality will demonstrate the versatile nature of ritual, illustrating the importance of viewing popular belief as an unfolding storyboard rather than as a fixed and isolated snapshot.en
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dc.publisherOxbow
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dc.titleThe Wishing-Tree of Isle Mareeen
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dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
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dc.relation.schoolSchool of Humanities
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-10-31
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