Abracadabra back patch

Poison Apple Printshop

$ 13.00 

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First used in the third century C.E., Abracadabra is a medieval magic formula believed to have powers of protection and healing. Often written repeatedly in the design of an inverted triangle, it was inscribed on amulets and worn by those suffering from disease or sickness. One would repeat the incantation over and over, each time dropping the last letter and believing as the word got shorter the sickness weakened. There are many conflicting theories as to the true origin of the word but most believe it is derived from the Aramaic phrase “avra kehdabra,” meaning “I create what I speak.” Another popular theory is that comes from the Chaldean “abbada ke dabra,” meaning “Perish like the word.” This patch is an ode to the magical incantation which is written in the ancient triangular form and surrounded by the triple goddess moon and two death head hawk moths.

Abracadabra is hand drawn and screenprinted by Adrienne Rozzi of Poison Apple Printshop.

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