Tapestried about with rags

Tapestried about with rags

Mixed media drawing on paper stretched over MDF
2' x 4'

This drawing of the Clootie Well, Munlochy, was selected to be shown at the first Nairn Open Art Shown earlier this year. The title is a quote from the 18th century traveller and writer Thomas Pennant who described the trees at the well as 'tapestried about with rags'.

The Clootie Well is a site of disputed antiquity which some believe has healing powers; by dipping a cloth or piece of clothing from the sick person into the spring and then tying it among the trees, a cure could be effected as the cloth rotted away.
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Tapestried about with rags

Tapestried about with rags
Mixed media drawing on paper stretched over MDF
2' x 4'

This drawing of the Clootie Well, Munlochy, was selected to be shown at the first Nairn Open Art Shown earlier this year. The title is a quote from the 18th century traveller and writer Thomas Pennant who described the trees at the well as 'tapestried about with rags'.

The Clootie Well is a site of disputed antiquity which some believe has healing powers; by dipping a cloth or piece of clothing from the sick person into the spring and then tying it among the trees, a cure could be effected as the cloth rotted away.