Ode to Scotland... two surly Scottish thistles entwined, surrounded by the words FRAE YE KEN WHA - a wax seal necklace pendant and a nod to the Outlander books.
- description -
The beautiful thistle, a biennial plant with many branches of prickly leaves and a dense head of small pink or purple flower sprouting from a spiny silvery globe on top. These Scottish thistles are surrounded by the words FRAE YE KEN WHA, a Scots dialect that has proven challenging to translate but I believe it says either DO NOT FORGET ME or FROM YOU KNOW WHO.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the humble thistle symbolizes defiance and surliness. It’s strong and durable, unassuming and powerful and is the royal badge of Scotland.
Hand cast from an 1830 Georgian period agate fob wax seal, which is shown in the photos but not available for purchase.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x just under 3/4" (18mm x 16mm)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
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Inspired by The Outlander and Impressed with history!
*DINNA FORGET... the prickly tale of the Scottish thistle... one dark night, in the middle ages when the Scots and Norsemen were at war, the Norsemen came ashore planning a surprise attack on the sleeping Scottish clansmen. The Norsemen removed their boots and crept quietly on bare feet until a sharp cry of pain shattered the quiet night... one of the Norsemen had stepped on the Scottish thistle, alerting the Scots to the surprise attack. They sprang into action and drove the invaders from their shores and the thistle was credited with saving the day... becoming the national flower and emblem of Scotland.