Magpie: Eight for a Wish, Purple, 70X70cm Scarf

Magpie: Eight for a Wish, Purple, 70X70cm Scarf


Red & Navy Silk Twill Magpie 70X70cm Scarf

Made in Italy

Hand Roll Finish

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Irish people, have a strong history of superstition and it is widely believed that encountering a magpie foretells the future. Nodding your head to a magpie when you see it is said to avert any bad luck that it might bring. The traditional magpie rhyme is as follows:

One for sorrow,

Two for joy,

Three for a girl,

Four for a boy,

Five for silver,

Six for gold,

Seven for a secret,

Never to be told.

Eight for a wish,

Nine for a kiss,

Ten for a bird,

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Magpies are not always acknowledged for their striking beauty, possibly because their ‘bad boy’ reputation precedes them. They are said to cause destruction and mischief, however any damage that they do cause is said to be hugely exaggerated. Magpies are highly intelligent birds, with a lively spirit, and their flashy green and navy blue tails add to their wonderful sense of mystique.

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