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This stunning brass horseshoe wall hanging brings good luck and protection to your space. The horseshoe is probably one of the most well-known good luck symbols of the Western world. And, the horseshoe also has a long history of being a protective symbol, from being quite common in Egyptian iconography to making an appearance in Islamic art. This auspicious symbol has been considered a charm used to protect against any form of evil while also bringing good luck.
In addition to the good luck of the horseshoe itself, each of these beautiful pieces is adorned with various good luck talismans from across the world, as well as colorful rhinestones to add a layer of color correspondence, and the words “Signo Poderoso” which translates to powerful sign. It is believed that the good luck power of the horseshoe is connected to a man named Dunstan who lived during the 10th Century and became the Archbishop of Canterbury, which is the highest seat of the church in England. St. Dunstan, as he came to be known, ensnared the devil when he nailed a horseshoe to his hoof and only released him after the devil promised never to enter a place that had a horseshoe hung over the door.
The tradition of hanging a horseshoe over a door carried on, and the legend of the horseshoe grew as the years passed. In the Middle Ages, when fear of witches ran rampant it was said that witches were afraid of horses and their iron shoes. People thought that witches would never pass through a doorway with one hung above it, and people even nailed horseshoes to witch’s coffins to keep them from coming out. (Funny, right?)
Today, we still see lucky horseshoes hung over doors, both inside and out. Hanging a horseshoe facing upwards in a “U” shape is said to keep evil out and bring good luck into your home. Conversely, hanging an upside down one will have luck flowing out of your home. If you want to follow tradition, you can hang yours with 7 nails through the 7 holes for added luck.
This listing is for one (1) brass horseshoe wall hanging. These are about 3.5″x4″ with an attached chain for hanging.