The oak tree has been important to the ancients through out human history. Much lore may be found associated with the tree in both North America and Western Europe. Many Native American Nations viewed the oak tree as a symbol of strength and supernatural power. In Europe it was revered by the Celts: the oak groves are considered sacred and spell weaving in a grove assured success. It is also possible to commune with the fairy realm through the trees. Native Americans associated it with the sky god, Nordics considered it a tree of Thor, and the Greeks attributed the tree to Zeus. Magick properties of the oak include longevity, stamina, prosperity, liberation, and the Will. Among other cultures, the Nordic legends attribute the Oak Tree to protection, strength, and as the gateway to other Worlds.
In addition to the belt buckle, I have created the The Oak Tree Cloak Clasp featuring the image of an Oak Tree suspended in space, rooted in a rock surrounded by a field of stars. The “shield” shape is that of a Door into the world of Fae representing the idea of how one may enter the world of the Mysteries through the qualities of the Oak. Rooted in the stone, the tree is both contained and suspended in space. Flanked on either side of the tree are stars and the old Druid’s Ogham Rune attributed to the Oak. The suspension of the tree represents the suspension of thought required to enter the door. The back ground of the clasp is textured to resemble wood: swirling grain amidst the stars.
The clasp version has three loops in the back for stitching into one side of your cloak and a small hook to fasten into a button hole made on the opposite side of the cloak for that purpose.
The Oak Tree Clasp is for those who love the Oak and wish to strengthen the qualities of the tree within themselves.