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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


Jigsaw Puzzle (252 Pieces)

Discover the captivating world of traditional wisdom with our exquisite jigsaw puzzle from Media Storehouse, featuring the enchanting image "Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset" from Mary Evans Prints Online. This intricately detailed puzzle transports you to a quaint English village, where a local healer performs ancient rituals to soothe the cattle afflicted by foot and mouth disease. With each piece placed, the scene comes alive, inviting you on a journey through time and tradition. Unleash your inner explorer and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and folklore. Experience the joy of piecing together this mesmerizing puzzle, perfect for puzzle enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Made in the USA, 252-piece puzzles are printed on photographic paper. Excluding the outer edge, all of the pieces are the same shape with the completed puzzle measuring 10" x 14" (25.4 x 35.5 cm). Split into individual pieces, puzzles are supplied in a black presentation box, sized to fit most mailboxes, with a professionally printed photo on top for reference (box dimensions 5 5/8" x 7 5/8" x 1 1/5")

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Estimated Product Size is 29.2cm x 37.2cm (11.5" x 14.6")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


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EDITORS COMMENTS
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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