Ash tall sided bowl. H9cmx D15cm
Ash is a sacred tree of the Celts and the Greeks associated this tree with Neptune and Mercury. The Druids associated this tree with the adder. The Nord People held this tree sacred to Odin. The Ash tree and is considered to be the father of all trees, instilling peace of mind and good health and it contains the qualities of reliability, faithfulness and loyalty.
The Welsh associated this tree with the God Gwydion. It is considered to be the Tree of Life. Ash symbolises and encourages peace of mind, wisdom, brain power, understanding, ambition, strength and good health and offers strong protection for the home. ASH is one of the most common trees in the UK. Ash wood is a key part of the lumber industry thanks to its strength, lightweight nature, shock resistance and beautiful aesthetics. Ash wood has a similar density and grain to oak. In fact, it's often used as a replacement for oak and is sometimes called "golden oak." One of the unique properties of ash is that it has this shock resisting density and hardness while also staying relatively lightweight compared to other hardwoods. In the 19th century ash was commonly used to construct carriages, and Britain’s Morgan Motor Company still grows ash to make the frames for its cars. Ash trees can live to a grand old age of 400 years – even longer.