Sunday, 21 May 2017

St Mungo's Clooty Tree

This Clooty Tree is just outside the door to St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life in Glasgow. In Scotland.

Clooty trees are a tradition that goes back to Celtic times, before the arrival of Christianity. 

Clooty trees are generally found from Cyprus to Japan and are near sacred places - shrines, springs and mountains. 

The cloths tied to the tree represent people's hopes and prayers.

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