The Hazel tree (Corylus avellana) grows widely throughout much of Europe and is famous for its fruit, hazelnuts, that appear in late summer. But this tree has many other benefits that are less well known and it is one of the most useful trees for its flexible stems used in wickerwork and agricultural fencing. Hazel also has a reputation for being a magical tree, deeply wise, a bringer of insight and flashes of inspiration. Mythology states that a hazel rod protects one from evil spirits. Weaving the mythology into the objects that we place inside our homes might bring some magic charm. By splitting strips of hazel from a rod, then turning them into ribbons and weaving them with traditional Slovenian wicker techniques into our unique hazel lights, we aim to bring seen and unseen qualities into the ambiance of our homes.
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