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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


18x24 inch Poster Print

Introducing the captivating Wise Woman at Ilchester, Somerset poster print from Media Storehouse's extensive collection in collaboration with Mary Evans Prints Online. This evocative image brings to life the intriguing tale of a local healer, who, in the quaint town of Ilchester, Somerset, employed unusual rituals to tend to afflicted cattle during a foot and mouth disease outbreak. This striking poster print, with its rich, authentic details, transports you back in time to an era of rural traditions and community resilience. The wise woman, depicted with a knowing expression and a steaming potion in hand, exudes a sense of wisdom and strength. Her surroundings, filled with the rustic charm of rural England, add to the enchanting atmosphere. Bring the history and folklore of Ilchester, Somerset, into your home or workplace with this mesmerizing Wise Woman at Ilchester, Somerset poster print. A captivating addition to any room, it makes for a thought-provoking conversation starter and a beautiful tribute to the enduring power of tradition. Order yours today!

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 46.3cm x 61.6cm (18.2" x 24.3")

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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