Telling the Bees and Other Customs (Innbundet)

The Folklore of Rural Crafts

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 192
Forlag: The History Press Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780750992152
Kategori: Håndarbeid
Omtale Telling the Bees and Other Customs
Throughout the history of civilisation, traditional crafts have been passed down from hand to skilled hand. Blacksmithing, brewing, beekeeping, baking, milling, spinning, knitting and weaving: these skills held societies together, and so too shaped their folklore and mythology.

Exploring the folklore connected with these rural crafts, Telling the Bees examines the customs, superstitions and stories woven into some of the world's oldest trades. From the spinning of the Fates to the blacksmith's relationship with the devil, and the symbolism of John Barleycorn to a ritual to create bees from the corpse of a cow - these are the traditions upon which our modern world was built.

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