Two beautiful charms (a chicken foot, and a mortar & pestle) all representing the wise witch herself. These talismanic necklaces were Ritually handcrafted by The Witch and are an ode to Baba Yaga and her hut. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs. It is said that if you encounter her, she will either eat you, put you to work or give you advice. If she gives you advice, the outcome will be better than you could imagine. If she puts you to work, the work will be hard but you will do better than you ever dreamed possible. If she eats you, well, better luck in the next life! In story and song, she is a Russian witch, best known for her dealings with Vasalisa. Around the mortar are images from one of these tales. She rides her mortar, using her pestle as a rudder and sweeps away her tracks with a broom as she travels the night sky.
The Chicken Foot: Baba Yaga lives in a hut which stand on chicken legs. In most folk tales she is portrayed as an antagonist; however, some characters in other mythological folk stories have been known to seek her out for her wisdom, and she has been known on occasion to offer guidance to lost souls.
Mortar & Pestles are a very precious tools for crushing and grounding either food, herbs, or seeds and other varieties of herbal and mystical spellwork & medicine. One of the great symbols of pharmacology, they have been used in food and medicinal preparations for thousands of years, and are one of humankind’s most commonly used tool.
Adorn to invoke Baba’s wisdom, remember the past & to power through obstacles yet to come.
Few were made when they are gone they are gone.