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Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset



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Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset

At Ilchester, Somerset, a local wise woman uses weird rituals to treat cattle for foot and mouth disease

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1871 Cattle Disease Foot Herd Ilchester Magic Mouth Rituals Somerset Treat Weird Wise Paranormal


18"x14" Modern Frame

Introducing the captivating Wise Woman at Ilchester Framed Print from Media Storehouse, in partnership with Mary Evans Prints Online. This evocative image transports us back in time to the quaint village of Ilchester, Somerset, where a local healer performs age-old rituals to soothe afflicted cattle with foot and mouth disease. The intriguing scene is brought to life through the rich colors and intricate details of this beautifully preserved photograph. Each print is meticulously framed with care to ensure the highest quality presentation. Let this enchanting piece of history become a conversation starter and a cherished addition to your home or office decor.

16x12 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexiglass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 35.6cm x 40.6cm (14" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 35.6cm x 45.7cm (14" x 18")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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In this evocative image from the 1870s, a wise local woman from Ilchester, Somerset, performs an unusual ritual to treat cattle afflicted with foot-and-mouth disease. Dressed in traditional attire and adorned with various charms and amulets, she stands before a small herd of cows, her face etched with the lines of experience and wisdom. The scene transports us back to a time when the boundaries between science and magic were less clearly defined, and the power of folklore and tradition held great sway over rural communities. The year is 1871, and the foot-and-mouth outbreak that swept through the British Isles was causing widespread panic and devastation among farmers and their livestock. In the absence of effective vaccines or antibiotics, people turned to unconventional methods to save their animals. This wise woman, a popular figure in her community, was believed to possess the power to heal the cattle through her strange and mysterious rituals. The photograph captures the atmosphere of the past, with the weathered barns and rolling hills of Somerset providing a fitting backdrop to this scene of rural life. The woman's gestures and expressions convey a sense of deep connection to the land and the creatures that inhabit it, as she uses herbs, incantations, and other paranormal means to ward off the disease and bring healing to her charges. This image is a testament to the resilience and resourcefulness of rural communities in the face of adversity, and the enduring power of folklore and tradition in shaping our response to crises. It also serves as a reminder of the rich history and cultural heritage that continues to inspire us today.

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