Green Man of Wells (new version)
The older version can be found on the Sale Items page.
Based on a 14th century Green Man from the Chapter House of Wells Cathedral. Carved heads sprouting foliage have appeared in churches over many centuries. They are known by many names - including 'Lord of the Greenwood' & 'Tête de Feuilles' (Head of Leaves). Whilst their origins undoubtedly can be traced back to Pagan times, the images perhaps appear in churches as a symbol of Spring turning into Summer and rebirth. Being so high up in the ceilings of churches and cathedrals, roof bosses usually escaped destruction by the zealous Puritans who so disapproved of images in the House of God. Wells is famous for the carvings of kings, prophets and saints on the Cathedral’s west front, but there are also has some very fine corbels of which this is one. This is an ideal present for those who are Pagans or Wiccans or it could be the perfect gardening gift for the gentleman with greenfingers!
Fixing Points: the two holes in the tile
Imperfect Tiles (2 available)
Imperfect tiles are slightly below the high standards of our perfect tiles. These tiles are a great
way to add to your collection and saves £6 per tile against the price of perfect tiles.
An imperfect tile will have a small defect of some kind, such as a crack or surface blemish.
A crack will not be easy to spot from the front but is likely to be more obvious from the back.
You are welcome to contact us before purchasing an imperfect tile to ask about the defects.