Pewter Green Man Necklace With Leather Strap
Hand made in the Forest of Dean in the UK. Showing the Green Man in all this leafy glory with his wise face sticking out. Made with pewter and strung with a leather strap which can be replaced easily with a silver chain if wished. Designed to be worn by anyone, we believe he brings the wearer good luck.
The Green Man is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, represented in the cycle of growth each spring. It is most commonly depicted as a sculpture or other representation of a face surrounded by, or made from, leaves. The Green Man motif has many variations.
Branches or vines may sprout from the mouth, nostrils, or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Found in many cultures from many ages around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities. Often used as decorative ornaments, Green Men are frequently found in carvings on both secular and ecclesiastical buildings. "The Green Man" is also a popular name for English Pubs and various interpretations of the name appear on inn signs, which sometimes show a full figure rather than just the head.