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Invocation of the Graces

Invocation of the Graces

Image size: 140mm x 145mm approx.
Print only: £10 (plus £3 p&p within the UK)

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Possibly composed to a maiden on her marriage, this text is from Alexander Carmichael's Carmina Gadelica. A full translation and description of its collection can be found here.
The ribbon of text wheels 6 times like the bride dancing on her wedding day. The verse starts at the centre left ending with Marion's initials.

'I bathe thy palms in showers of wine
in the lustral fire
in the seven elements
in the juice of the rasps
in the milk of honey
and i place the nine pure choice graces
in thy fair fond face.'