Familiar print


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This print celebrates the bond of witches and cats. Cats were often referred to as a witches familiar:  1. a spirit often embodied in an animal and held to attend and serve or guard a person: the loathsome toad, the witches’ familiar.
2. one who is often seen and well known; an intimate associate : companion.

In Europe christian priests spread the idea of cats being associated with witches because of their promiscuous behavior and “demonic” like sounds during mating. People were encouraged to rid Europe of cats, much like the persecution of witches: the strong women who were midwives, those who held the knowledge of herbs and folk medicine, the ones who did not fit in, who did not follow the rules. Many of you  could guess the outcome of this culling of the cat population. Less cats = more rats = the plague. The his-story is horrific and the prejudice against black cats continues, but luckily it is diminishing. So here’s to all the black cats out there, or to whomever your familiar is.

4 layer screen print, one partially unseen layer is with glow in the dark ink. It can be seen at an angle, or in the dark after exposed to light.

Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 in