Gold Leaf Wish Bone


This gold leaf wish bone is the perfect hostess gift for any event with Turkey!

Ever wonder where the wishbone tradition came from? Well here's a little trivia for your Thanksgiving table: It all started with the ancient Romans, who pulled apart chicken clavicles—formally know as the bird’s furcula—in hopes of achieving good fortune. It was believed that the birds were oracles that could predict the future and preserving this bone would allow people access to the chicken’s mystical powers even after eating it. According to legend, the custom evolved into breaking the bone into two because of good old fashioned supply and demand; there simply weren’t enough wishbones to go around. The solution? Groups of two began to wish on the same bone and then snap the clavicle in half. The person who got the bigger half was deemed the winner and granted their wish. The practice made it to England in the 16th century, where it was referred to as “merrythought.” In the New World, Pilgrims played tug-of-war with the bones of the more plentiful wild turkey

    • Size: 4 1/4" L. x 2 3/8" W. x 1 1/4" H.
    • Material: Cast Iron
    • by Midwest 
Arriving mid July 2017 - pre orders available 

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