Mari Lwyd Horse Skull Enamel Pin

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The native Welsh of Britain have some odd traditions... and this pin, which is a collaboration between Sacred Knot Tattoo and Dyrs Hjarta Art, celebrates one of these is know as Mari Lwyd. Sean explained this custom in more detail:


"On Christmas Eve we go around door to door with a horse skull, usually mounted on a cloaked individual on a leash and sing for food and drink. The person behind the door is supposed to sing back the song and ask why they should let them in. From here a freestyle song can take place. This is meant to be conducted in Welsh, the language descended from the pre Saxon people of Britain. Maybe the horse skull tradition goes back as far as the times the White horses where carved into the hillsides in South England.. we will probably never know." 

Sacred Knot performed a ritual with the horse skull at a special event last Winter that you can read more about through our blog...


Material & Make

Our pins are crafted in solid metal with enamel detailing and a sturdy pin for security of closure and longevity.


About The Artist

Gloria is the most recent addition to Sacred Knot Tattoo and has flown through her training to become a tattoo artist. Originally a self taught artist, she developed a passion for art from an early age and developed her style through her love of Celtic and Nordic art over the last couple of years. You can see more of Gloria's art available on Northern Fire here.


Size & Dimensions

Rough diameter of 5cm (2 inches)