Witch Bottle Kit #1
Concealing protective charms and witch bottles under floorboards and fireplaces is a practice that dates at least to the 16th century. Stoneware bottles and salt glazed jugs called Bellarmines were often used and filled with items such as rusty nails, bent pins, urine, hair and bones and hidden in the home. The essence of the ‘victim’ inside the bottle (urine, fingernails, blood) were placed there to attract any negative curses or spells directed at them to the bottle, to be ensnared on the rusty nails and pins and kept from doing harm to those who lived in the household where the bottle was hidden.
This kit has been created for you to make your own witch bottle, using the materials and objects historically accurate to the practice and including similar items that have been discovered in real witches bottles found bricked up in people’s houses and under their floors.
This kit includes-
1) Genuine Victorian stoneware bottle, a beautiful and unique piece in wonderful condition, 15cm tall
2) Red cloth heart, cloth hearts have been found in multiple historical examples (Derived from the method of combating an evil-doer by taking the heart of an animal, and piercing it with pins)
3) Genuine Victorian rusty nails, this style of nail have been found in almost all witch bottles
3) Wheel of five pins, to be bent during ritual
4) Two animal bones. These bones will have to be crushed to fit into the bottle
5) A5 page detailing a history of witch bottles and instructions for your own. The instructions will tell you everything you need to do to recreate this ancient folk custom