The Spirit Tree is grounded at the base. The trunk of the Spirit Tree grows in a manner and shape that gravity allows. The color of the trunk is determined by the mineral nutrients at the base. The leaves are forced from the branches and rely on the warmth of the sunlight to open.
Our glass Spirit Tree Witch Balls are made from recycled soda bottle glass in the Carpathian Mountains; the land of superstition, old world mystery and storybook folklore. As the ball is molten hot, the glass is formed, the ball is rolled into German made colored glass granules to provide the design. With this process each of our Spirit Balls are uniquely handcrafted and no two are exactly the same. Let the magic of our Spirit Balls protect and bring fortune your home. The size is 4" Diameter. Your tree will be absolutely unique!
What is the History of Witchballs?
WITCH BALL FOLKLORE
Witch's Balls have been very popular since the 18th century. First in England, then in New England, but their actual origin is considered to be much older. For well over 3 centuries hollow glass spheres have been hung in windows to ward off witch's spells, evil spirits and ill fortune. Hanging these decorative glass balls in the window or on the porch is thought to tantalize mischievous spirits which may be threatening a home's tranquility. The wayward spirit is mesmerized by the ball's reflective beauty. When the spirit touches the sphere it is absorbed and trapped in the web-like strands of the glass inside the ball, deemed forever harmless.