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For thousands of years people have tied scraps of fabric to trees that grow near sacred wells or springs. In the British Isles they are sometimes called cloutie wells. Each piece of fabric is a wish for well-being or says thank you for something good that has happened.

Leave your wish, or say thank you

1. Write your message on the tag
2. Tie your message to the tree


Cloutie tree (World Gallery - Gallery text)
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Cloutie tree (World Gallery - Gallery text)

Record created 2018-07-05 by JWHITSONCLOUD
Record last updated 2018-08-15 by XGVIEWS

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