For hundreds of years, Italian healers and witches have invoked palm, rue and other herbs to cast spells. Over time, the herbal Cimaruta folk charm became synonymous with witchcraft. Crafted from a silver sprig of rue and vervain, the protective amulet also incorporates a crescent moon, fish, key, and a flaming heart. Magical practitioners often tinkered with plants, feeding a need for primal connection with the earth and its many mysteries. Rendered in linen velvet, Cimaruta is both wondrously mythic and delightfully monstrous.