Clooties: Celts Hang Specific Rags On Trees And Plants

Clooties? What is a Celtic clootie?

Here is a quick way to show you what a clootie is, and how it can assist you, and how you can use it for yourself or with other people, and there’s clootie poem added.

What is a clootie. A clootie comes from the tradition Scottish word, a Celtic word, and are been used by trees in the United Kingdom (and I’ve seen others from Cornwall and ther places of England, from Ireland, Wales or Scotland). Clooties are (cotton or silk) bands, like wrist bands, and they are fasten around trees. Clooties, are ‘rags’ of spiritual, and traditional, and are important. Please see the photo above.

Words can be added. Some can be asked such as a prayer or wish by yourself, or added for by others to you, our to other people, and I always suggest the use of dissolve paper, now. The use of cotton etc can sometimes might negatively affect trees, animals and insect etc (unless you take it away say within a hour or so). So, dissolve paper a tree or in your garden plant etc is better, I think – unless it’s your tree and use for an hour or so, only.

In other places clooties can be used about clootie wells, and/or clootie dumping (a pudding) which as wonderfully, deliciously made.

So, do use the clooties for trees, please. Add clooties, for yourself, for others in prayers or needing a wish, or you want for counties or countries in need. As well as trees, you might use a tree or plants for the garden, balcony or home, or to use one or more on a liturgy.

Colour Of Clooties. You might want a clootie to mean a specific colour. What colours mean for themselves or you add can be shown on the list below. Or you might like one coloured word, such as a dissolved paper. Or, you might as coloured pebble or a pebbled worded – but in cases I would suggest the pebbles to be taken back from the tree after a short minutes. Intentionality, even for a small time, is important.

If you wanted a specific clootie etc (paper, band, pebbles) please do the colour and meaning, below, important. However, one of a white one, or dissolve a per, can be used over by you. You might like this in different colour , such as:

  • Red: Energy, Love, Attention
  • Orange: Creativity, Emotion, Communication
  • Yellow: Happiness, Inspiration, Perception. 
  • Green: Health, Hope, Prosperity
  • Turquoise: Calmness, Balance, Peace
  • Blue: Security, Wisdom, Confidence
  • Purple: Mysterious, Spirituality, Imagination
  • Pink: Kindness, Playfulness, Sympathising
  • Brown: Honesty, Protection, ‘Groundedness’
  • Black/Gray: Soothe, Maturity, Intellectuality
  • White: Purification:, Goodness, Cleanliness 
  • Or, for white for an intentional reason, elsewhere.

Clootie For All: Poem

Oh yes, clootie is a way to bring a prayer on a tree.

On a cotton way or by silk, or even so,
and, also as a piece of paper,
is colour, or even is white, it brings in a wish.
Clootie, of ‘rags’ make it by you for yourself,
and even for others, too.

Oh yes, clootie is a way to bring a prayer on a tree.

Conclusion: So, how ever you do a clootie, that you remember the ‘rag’ is added in the tree (at a forest, a your garden, or a home, or as a liturgy by yourself, as for something intentionality), and that it is a way to add a prayer, a bless, or a wish etc.

But, if you haven’t tried a clootie before, do one this time, perhaps this week, or perhaps it at each month, or at a time of a moon or at another season (or perhaps for the summer solstice etc).

Bless you, Tadhg.

4 thoughts on “Clooties: Celts Hang Specific Rags On Trees And Plants

  1. Hi, Tadhg ~ I SO enjoyed your yesterday’s article on Celtic Clooties! I’ll be using your clear directions to make and tie a few to my clematis’ trellis (for lack of a tree in this apartment complex) for this Solstice.
    Continued Rich & Abundant Blessings to you and your family, Doree. § :~D)>o

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  2. Great article! Many thanks.

    I usually just go out and sit in a natural place (usually a forest) on midsummer’s day, but this year I tied a rag to a tree as well. My intention was just to express my love for mother nature ( although I used tissue paper instead of cloth so that it would rot down before it could cause any pain to the tree.) It was a very helpful ritual. Thank you! 😊

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