Red Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) - Suncatcher Prism

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This pendant contains one small specimen of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), pressed and preserved in a glass-like prism of clear resin.

This 5" (127mm) by 1 1/8" (28mm) prism uses a science-grade prism as a model in order to create a strong prism effect. Hang the prism in a sunny window, or place it on a windowsill, and when the light strikes the piece just so, the light will refract and throw dazzling rainbows throughout the room.

The genus name Achillea is derived from the Greek figure Achilles, who, according to Homer's Illiad, was taught how to use this healing herb on the fields of battle by the centaur Chiron. Yarrow, in fact, has been used utilized for it's wound-staunching properties across Eurasian cultures since antiquity. It's considered by many to be the quintessential herb of healers, and carrying or wearing this herb is said to confer protection.

This specimen has been dried and coated with a UV resistant finish prior to being encapsulated in resin.