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Offerings at Clootie Well

The hanging of clothes and rags at Clootie Well originated as an offering to Saint Curetán, and it was thought the well had the power to cure sick children. The collection of rags is always growing, with visitors from around the world to hang their offering.

TAGS: Clothes, Forest, Offering, Ritual, Tradition, United Kingdom

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
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