Jack o' the Green
Jack o' the Green

Jack o' the Green
Acrylic Gouache on MDF
50cm diameter
Certificate of Authenticity

Jack o' the Green, is an English folk custom associated with the celebration of May Day. It involves a conical wicker that is decorated with foliage being worn by a person as part of a procession, often accompanied by musicians.

The Jack o' the Green tradition developed in England during the eighteenth century. It emerged from an older May Day tradition—first recorded in the seventeenth century—in which milkmaids carried milk pails that had been decorated with flowers and other objects as part of a procession. Increasingly, the decorated milk pails were replaced with decorated pyramids of objects worn on the head.

The tradition died out in the early twentieth century. Later that century, various revivalist groups emerged, continuing the practice of Jack o' the Green May Day processions in various parts of England. The Jack in the Green has also been incorporated into various modern Pagan parades and activities.


Materials
This mandala has been painted on treated MDF and has been coated with a matt varnish to ensure the paint work is protected and can be cleaned. As MDF is a very lightweight material this mandala comes complete with Command hanging strips on the back which means it can be easily hung on your wall and removed at any time without damaging your wall. This piece would also sit beautifully in a decorative plate stand on a shelf.

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Jack o' the Green

Jack o' the Green
Acrylic Gouache on MDF
50cm diameter
Certificate of Authenticity

Jack o' the Green, is an English folk custom associated with the celebration of May Day. It involves a conical wicker that is decorated with foliage being worn by a person as part of a procession, often accompanied by musicians.

The Jack o' the Green tradition developed in England during the eighteenth century. It emerged from an older May Day tradition—first recorded in the seventeenth century—in which milkmaids carried milk pails that had been decorated with flowers and other objects as part of a procession. Increasingly, the decorated milk pails were replaced with decorated pyramids of objects worn on the head.

The tradition died out in the early twentieth century. Later that century, various revivalist groups emerged, continuing the practice of Jack o' the Green May Day processions in various parts of England. The Jack in the Green has also been incorporated into various modern Pagan parades and activities.


Materials
This mandala has been painted on treated MDF and has been coated with a matt varnish to ensure the paint work is protected and can be cleaned. As MDF is a very lightweight material this mandala comes complete with Command hanging strips on the back which means it can be easily hung on your wall and removed at any time without damaging your wall. This piece would also sit beautifully in a decorative plate stand on a shelf.

Free UK Shipping
Your order will be carefully wrapped in protective packaging and shipped by a reputable delivery service. Tracking details will be provided and a signature will be required upon receipt of the package.

Worldwide Shipping
Please note that orders directly through our website are for UK delivery only at this time. We do however ship to many other destinations, including the EU and USA. If you would like to place an order from outside of the UK you can do so through the following ways:

Visit our Etsy Shop

Email us to request a shipping quote

Environmental Policy
Wherever possible we try to recycle old packaging without sacrificing the protection of the product.

Pay by PayPal

£245
 
Item added to cart