Lucky Charms and Quatrefoils

The four leaf clover is a symbol of luck.

Serendipitous stuff happens all the time. Or maybe you call it synchronistic happenings. Another word for luck? Is luck the idea of taking bad things and turning them into good things? Sounds good to me.

These are my quatrefoil shaped lucky charms.

| Hermes four leaf clover key chain, and Georg Jensen four leaf clover sterling ring, c.1950s |

Symbolically the quatrefoil depicts the number four. Air fire earth water; north south east west; summer autumn winter spring and so on.

How pretty is this 1892 French produced piece of cotton. Very architectural in its use of the quatrefoil device.


| Quatrefoil design , France, 1892, cotton fabric |

Julia Ritson

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