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OGHAM TREE CARDS

'W' Series - 22 Designs (5 x 5)

Notes
All Hedingham Fair cards are blank inside for your personal message.

Individual Cards
cost £1.75 each

Pack of 4 Cards
cost £6.50 pack

Mounted Print (8 x 8)
cost £7.50 each

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Customers with non UK addresses, please e-mail Hedingham Fair at info@hedinghamfair.co.uk 
for a shipping quote
(approx 20% of order value)




WISDOM OF THE TREES
When I started work on the designs for the Wisdom of the Trees series I wanted to do more than just produce a set of cards, I wanted to learn the system called ‘Ogham’ by the ancient Celts.

This was a daunting task as each tree (or shrub), 21 in all, represented a letter, a number, a period of time- mostly of 28 days- a lunar month, and also carried a whole realm of stories, myths and legends which recorded encoded history and knowledge of the uses of each tree.

A huge amount to learn, so I set about the task by taking each tree in turn at the time which was allotted and first I made a 'pilgrimage', a magical journey in search of each tree, most of which I found growing within a short distance of my home.

The early part of the year was difficult because some of the trees were impossible to identify in their dormant state with no leaves to work from, but I persevered and in a short time I was rapidly building a book in which I recorded my journey, with my impressions of the spirit of the tree itself, what I learned from the time spent in meditation with it and drawings from life of leaves, flowers, fruit, bark and branches.

I studied the mythology surrounding each tree and wrote that down too, also medicinal and craftwork uses.
I then returned at regular intervals to build up a complete impression of the seasonal changes.

In time I became friends with particular trees, all of which have characters of their own, just like all living things!

At the end of the year I had all the reference I needed to start the designs, which turned out to be a most enjoyable task and as I now knew the trees so well it was easy to visualize what each card should look like, as each tree suggested both the content of the imagery and the colour scheme which is so important in portraying its essence.

I hope you enjoy these designs, I certainly enjoyed making them, and have gained a tremendous insight into what is a fascinating subject, although the more you learn(as in all things) the more you discover there is still to learn- but isn’t that the most wonderful thing about this life?

Karen Cater

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Complete Set
of all 22 Ogham Tree cards below



Full Set of 22 Ogham Tree cards

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Ogham Tree
C722



Ogham Tree Wheel C722

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Birch
C701



Birch C701

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Rowan
C702



Rowan C702

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Ash
C703



Ash C703

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Alder
C704



Alder C704

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Willow
C705



Willow C705

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Hawthorn
C706



Hawthorn C706

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Oak
C707



Oak C707

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Holly
C708



Holly C708

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Hazel
C709



Hazel C709

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Apple
C710



Apple C710

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Bramble
C711



Bramble C711

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Ivy
C712



Ivy C712

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Wheatstraw
C713



Wheatstraw C713

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Blackthorn
C714



Blackthorn C714

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Elder
C715



Elder C715

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Scots Pine
C716



Scots Pine C716

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Gorse
C717



Gorse C717

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Heather
C718



Heather C718

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White Poplar
C719



White Poplar C719

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Yew
C720



Yew C720

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Mistletoe
C721



Mistletoe C721

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