This is the smallest Deer Trod plaque on offer, it having a young dolls face mounted on a round piece of beechwood foraged from the wild woodland at the back of Higherford Mill, Barrowford (creative home of SilverSmith and Jewellery maker Angie Da Silva).
A Deer Trod is a pathway taken by roaming reindeers as they moved to new grown forests with the changing seasons, these routes being ones walked by their ancestors over many generations, as though the actual pathway is stored within their collective consciousness. Following these migrating deers is a Goddess of the Woodland, a spirit who embarks on the same journey along the trail and living off the land as she travels behind.
To walk the Deer Trods conveys a sacred meaning, one that serves as a reminder of how close and connected to all life forms we truly are, that we are intertwined, here, there and everywhere. This is the artistic message in this piece, it conveying simplicity, youthful awareness, beauty and a certain level of sophistication, one that enables us to reconnect with the wild breath of life (the book Costa Del Social teaches this principle via simple storytelling).
This hand-made plaque consists of a dolls face mounted in silver with a copper back on the mount. The antlers on this piece are made from gilding foil, it having a silver, glitter-like finish. A brass hook on the back ensures this beautiful plaque can easily be placed on the wall of your woodland retreat.
Beechwood mount, length – 2.5 inches, width – 2.25 inches
Dolls face mount – 1.2 inches,