Martishor cords amulets "Petal"/ Snururi de Martisoare " Petala"
My handmade amulets are original and unique because they have new & creative designs & shapes and they go very well along with absolutely any gift offered during the Martishor/March Month season.
The cord is hand made from white & red silk thread, extra fine manually twisted. The cord could be just a little bit thicker if you will request so.
"Tassels" are made from different widths of ribbon.
Tassel length: 0.75 inch
Tassel width: 0.50-0.75 inch
Cord length; 18 inches
Cord consistency: 2 silk threads (1 thread White + 1 thread Red) or
4 silk threads (2 threads White + 2 threads Red)
Each <cord with "tassels"> will come individually wrapped in a small clear cellophane bag : 21/4 x 3.1/4
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NOW, Let me tell you something about this traditional amulet:
Martishor (Mărțișor) is a Romanian traditional celebration time at the beginning of spring, on March 1st in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians. Alike, though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), while similar ones exist in Albania, and Italy.
The word Mărțișor is the diminutive of March month, the Romanian named month: Martie, the old folk name for March (Martie, in modern Romanian), and thus literally means "little March". It is also the folk name for the month.
Mărțișor, marț and mărțiguș are all names for the red and white fine twisted cord with endings hanging red and white tassels customarily given on the 1st day of March. (The string can also be blue and white, but this choice is not longer in use ).
Giving this amulet (talisman) to people you respect, appreciate or you love, is an old tradition, and it is believed that wearing this amulet that will attract good luck and the wearer will be strong and healthy for the year to come. It is also a symbol of the coming spring. Usually, both women and men wear it pinned to their clothes, close to the heart, or attached to the wrist, or to the phone, or to the purse, etc., until the last day of March, when they tie it to a fruit-tree twig. In some regions, a gold or silver coin hangs on the string and is worn around the neck. After wearing it for a certain length of time, they buy red wine and sweet cheese with the coin, according to a belief that their faces would remain beautiful and white as cheese and rubicund as the wine, all year.
In modern times, and especially in urban areas, the Mărțișor lost most of its talisman properties and became more a symbol of friendship, love, appreciation and respect to all the Women in our lives:
Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, girlfriend, cousin, wife, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, coworker, boss, . The black color threads were replaced by red, but the delicate wool or silk string is still a ‘cottage industry’ among people in the countryside, who comb out the wool, dye the floss, and twist it into thousands of tassels. In some areas, the amulets are still made with black and white string, to ward off evil. Related to Martisor and also symbol for spring in Romania is the snowdrop flower.